The Central Market will soon provide the shoppers of Lincoln with their fresh fruit and veg.
From Monday, April 11 2016, the stalls currently located in the Cornhill Market, including: the two fresh fruit and veg providers and a florists, will be relocated to three newly planned Central Market stalls.
The City of Lincoln Council have long persevered to try and find producers offering such products. This comes as part of wider plans to offer a high quality, vibrant and an affordable service for consumers of Lincoln.
Due to shut on Saturday, April 9th, events that are usually seen on City Square will not be affected. This includes the ice rink and the monthly farmers’ market.
In the longer term, the council are looking for more permanent market stalls in the City Square area during the refurbishment project. Local fruit and veg trader John Gillings, who has been trading for over 25 years, said: “We have moved here with two other stalls but I would expect a number of other stalls to appear in City Square soon enough.”
This comes after other Cornhill Market stalls moved to a range of locations across the city including Waterside South and Sincil Street.
Mr Gillings, a fruit and veg stall owner, added: “I don’t think our trade will reduce because we’ve moved here, I think it’ll be similar business to that we received at the Cornhill Market.”
Alongside this current move, the council say a variety of stalls are still available to lease on a weekly or monthly contract. To find out more, click here.