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07 December 2022

Chester’s new market tops 300,000 visits within first month of opening

Since fully opening on November 8, the new market has seen a huge influx of visitors during its first four weeks and a more than trebling of the peak pre-pandemic footfall in the old market, which closed in October. The new ‘modern traditional’ market is open every day except Monday and offers

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25 November 2022

Job Opportunities at the new Market

Would you like to work in Chester’s fabulous new market? We have a number of vacancies now available within the market management team and with traders: Cheshire West and Chester Council Market Duty Officer – responsible for daily supervision and coordination of market staff More details:

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08 November 2022

Chester’s new Market now open

The new Chester Market opened its doors to the public on Tuesday 8th November in Exchange Square off Northgate Street following a sell-out preview weekend; and will be open six days per week and closed on Mondays. Opening hours will be from 8am to 10pm on Tuesday to Saturday and from 10am to 9pm on

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03 October 2022

Chester’s new Market set to open on 8th November

UPDATED: All opening weekend preview tickets have now been allocated. The new Chester Market will open its doors to the public on Tuesday 8 November at 9am. Following the opening weekend, the new market will be open with no limits on numbers from Tuesday 8 November onwards; the market will be open

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25 August 2022

New Market Parking to feature murals celebrating 2,000 years of Chester’s history

The two stair-cores for the new car park have been decorated with artwork designed by Chester mural artist Graham Boyd with help from other local artists. The stairs cover each of the car park’s seven floors and have been hand painted with unique murals depicting some famous and less well-known

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05 August 2022

New Market Fit-out Underway

Members of the Northgate Joint Member Working Group visited the market to see the first stalls being constructed. Constructed from 60 tonnes of air dried English oak, and machined locally in Cheshire Oaks no less, the market’s 40 stalls will provide an impressive backdrop for our fantastic line-up

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13 July 2022

Further traders set to open at Chester’s new Market

With less than five months until the new market is expected to open, Cheshire West and Chester Council can announce the second tranche of traders taking stalls. Eleven further stalls are now contracted or are under offer to trade, with five taken by existing Chester Market traders, and one by a

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16 May 2022

Time to Love Your Local Market

Markets across the borough will be taking part in the national campaign to Love Your Local Market between Friday 13 May and Sunday 5 June which is being extended this year to include the celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The campaign is organised annually by the National Association

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28 February 2022

Traders get their first look inside Chester’s new Market

Market traders have been able to get a glimpse of their future with a visit to the new market hall as further traders are announced by the council. With work well underway inside the market, traders were able to see where their stalls will be located and get a sense of how the new 36,000 […]

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07 February 2022

First traders opening in Chester’s new Market announced

Cheshire West and Chester Council can now reveal the first allocation of twenty-two stalls that have been contracted or are under offer to trade in the new Market when it opens in October at the heart of the new Northgate development. A further six traders, including other current and new market

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