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Local businesses learn more about Gravesham market hall reopening

PUBLISHED: 10:38 22 July 2016 | UPDATED: 10:38 22 July 2016

Gravesend's indoor market

Gravesend's indoor market

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The market hall is expected to reopen later this year

Gravesham’s historic market hall is on-course to reopen later on this year, as it continues to speak with local businesses about potential opportunities.

The market is set up with space for 21 permanent stalls, 30 temporary stalls, six temporary food catering stalls and a cafe.

Cabinet member for business development, Samir Jassal said: “This project is really progressing well and it’s exciting to see what impact it’s going to have on our town once it’s fully open.

“It’s also really pleasing to see so much interest from local businesses in wanting to sell their products in the new hall.

“We’re committed to ensuring the newly refurbished market meets the requirements of Gravesham and the town and we aim to provide the necessary support and guidance where needed.”

The market hall is currently undergoing £1.8million improvement works, with funding coming from the Coastal Communities Fund.

Local businesses including stall holders, new business start-ups and other independent businesses have been invited to open day sessions recently.

Alla Petrosyan, owner of the Cake Factory comments: “My business is very new and I found these sessions extremely useful in finding out how to grow and expand my business and hopefully take a pitch inside the new Gravesend Market.”

The next steps involve finalising the permanent stall holders, followed by a site visit to the market in September. For more updates and information please visit www.gravesendboroughmarket.co.uk

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