Lancaster's vintage market gets new lease of life
Assembly Rooms undergoes refurbishment
The Assembly Rooms market in Lancaster has closed for three weeks to allow for refurbishment works to take place to the 18th Century building.
The market is open from Tuesday to Saturday and home to a curious mix of small stalls selling everything from vintage fashion to books, comics, miniatures and collectables.
Until Tuesday 26 March, Lancaster City Council, as owner of the building, will be carrying out a program of repairs to improve the building on King Street. Works will focus on repairing and painting the ceiling and revamping the vacant stalls in readiness for new traders.
During the closure one of its traders, First Age Comics, will still be trading from The Storey on Meeting House Lane.
After refurbishment work has taken place there will be a limited amount of space available for new traders and the council is particularly keen to hear from people who are interested in running a vintage stall to take up the space.
Rates start from just £16 a week so if you're interested in getting more information contact Market Manager, Tracey Bruce, as soon as possible on 01524 414251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Coun Jon Barry, cabinet member with responsibility for markets, said: “The Assembly Rooms is one of the city's hidden gems and an essential part of what makes Lancaster special. So it is right that Lancaster City Council invests in maintaining this unique building for the benefit of both its customers and traders.
"This is a great time for anyone wishing to start a new business or expand on an existing one to consider taking up space in this historic building."
Date Published: 05/03/13