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Market hall to close for refurbishment this Saturday

PUBLISHED: 17:35 02 June 2015 | UPDATED: 17:36 02 June 2015

Artist's impression of Gravesend Borough Market

Artist's impression of Gravesend Borough Market

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Traders move ahead of £1.8 million revamp

Gravesend Borough Market hall will close its doors this Saturday ready for a £1.8 million makeover.

Ten of the market stalls will be moving to a vacant unit in the St George’s Shopping Centre, near the play area, while others are moving to other vacant units. A small number are ceasing trading.

Lottery money is being used to give the hall, which will shut its doors at 5pm, a major refurbishment.

The Queen Victoria statue will also be repaired and cleaned, at a cost of £20,000.

Samir Jassal, Gravesham Borough Council’s cabinet member for business development, said: “Gravesend’s historic market hall is on the threshold of a major transformation.

“I am pleased that the council’s efforts to ensure the continued trading of existing stallholders have been worthwhile.”


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