Two stalls close down in Preston Market Hall

Posted on - 17th March, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Food & Drink, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News
The former soup and takeaway food stall in the Market Pic: Blog Preston
The former Pizza Box stall in the Market Hall: Blog Preston

Two food stalls in Preston Market have closed down.

Pizza Box and Crunchy Croutons shut up shop in recent weeks.

Notices appeared on the stall in the Market Hall during late February to say the lease with Preston City Council for Pizza Box had been terminated.

Kreativeproductions Limited were behind the fresh pizza stall which specialised in takeaway pizza.

Crunchy Croutons has also closed.

Crunchy Croutons described themselves as ‘serving delicious fresh fast food prepared by trained chefs using ingredients sourced from the market itself.’

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Director of customers services and interim deputy chief executive Neil Fairhurst said: “Unfortunately Crunchy Croutons is no longer trading in the Market Hall.

“We are currently working with the owner to facilitate a smooth transition into their next venture.”

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Crunchy Croutons had traded since April last year while Pizza Box opened in December last year.

Mr Fairhurst continued to give information regarding the situation with Pizza Box.

He said: “Due to personal circumstances of the tenant company, Pizza Box has been unable to trade in Preston Market Hall for some time. This is in clear breach of the tenancy agreement and after dialogue with the business owners, Preston City Council has taken the decision to repossess the stall.

“This was a difficult decision to come to, but we believe it is the necessary next step for this situation. We wish the owners much success in their future endeavours.”

Blog Preston approached the owners of Crunchy Croutons for comment but received no response by the time of publication.

Clarification: This post originally appeared with a picture of Pizza Box labelled as Crunchy Croutons. This is incorrect. We have amended the caption and apologise for any confusion caused.

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