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World Foods becomes the latest stall to leave the Market Hall

Posted on - 8th May, 2019 - 5:55pm | Author - | Posted in - Food & Drink, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Takeaways
World Foods Pic: Tony Worrall

Another stall has moved out of the Market Hall amid growing dissatisfaction from traders.

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The Caribbean food stall World Foods has ended its contract with Preston City Council and will no longer trade from the market.

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The move comes just weeks after Clarke and Son butchers left the market claiming it was too cold and they did not have enough custom to continue.

In March, Pizza Box and Crunchy Crutons shut up shop.

Read more: Butchers quit Preston Market Hall in dramatic fashion

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Neil Fairhurst, Director of Customer Services and Interim Deputy Chief Executive said: “We were disappointed to discover this morning that World Foods have vacated their stall from Preston Markets, leading to Preston City Council ceasing the commercial relationship with the business.

“We have had ongoing discussions with the owner about the future of this stall for some time and regret that they have chosen to end the relationship in this way.

“However we wish World Foods all the best in their future endeavours and look forward to finding the best solution for this space within the Market Hall.”

The new £4m Market Hall is up for a design award in the category of ‘best use of publicly owned land and/or property in placemaking’ in the 2019 Planning Awards.

But traders say the open design makes the glass box underneath the Victorian canopy too cold to work in, and say they are not seeing enough footfall.

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