Tuesday 27 September 2016

People in Sheffield are realising exactly why there are more reasons to visit the Moor Market, as last week saw an increase of 13,000 visitors compared to previous weeks.

The market, which has 90 independent traders offering a diverse mix of stalls from international cuisine to occasion wear, fresh fruit and veg to hair and beauty, florists to handmade gifts and many more, plus a large food court, also hosts regular events to keep attracting new customers and keep its regulars coming back for more. Saturday (24 September) saw the first Vintage Pop-Up Market, in collaboration with The Antiques Quarter, along with activities hosted by Festival of the Mind with The University of Sheffield.

Councillor Mary Lea, cabinet member for culture parks and leisure at Sheffield City Council said: “It’s fantastic to see the Moor Market thriving, it’s a real haven for those who want value for money, quality products and that shop local experience. There is such a diverse range of products on offer, customers can not only get their weekly food shop, but also purchase unique gifts and clothing and get their shoes or watch mended, the list goes on and on.

“Complementing the shopping experience, the market has a fantastic events programme including the monthly Vintage Pop-Up Market that started last weekend, children’s activities throughout the school holidays, tea parties for the elderly and seasonal celebrations for all the family, which have all contributed to its increasing popularity.

“These figures demonstrate the hard work that the markets team, traders and our partners have put in to make it a great place to shop, and with Christmas around the corner what better place to soak up the festive atmosphere and buy all your treats and gifts.”

The Market is open 8am to 5:30pm Monday to Saturday. Discounted parking for Moor Market customers is available at the Eyre Street car park at £1.50 for 2 hours.

For more information visit the Moor Market website at www.sheffieldmarkets.com/markets/moor-market.