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Sweet stall prepares to quit Preston Market Hall

Posted on - 23rd July, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Food & Drink, Politics, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News
The sweet stall within the Market will be the latest trader to leave Pic: Blog Preston
The sweet stall within the Market will be the latest trader to leave Pic: Blog Preston

A sweet stall within Preston Market Hall is preparing to close.

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The Toffee Stall is blaming ‘conditions’ within the market for the departure.

In a sign pinned up it advises customers the final day of trading will be Saturday (27 July).

A spokesman for the Sugar Rush stall said: “Due to the conditions within the market we shall be closing.

“We would like to thank all our customers for your support over the years we have been trading in Preston Market.”

The new Market Hall opened in February last year under the Outdoor Covered Market canopy.

Preston City Council has faced mounting criticism from traders about the temperature within the market as well as other issues highlighted by the traders.

Read more: Butchers quits Preston Market in dramatic fashion

A spokeswoman for the city council said in response to the sweet stall closing: “We are unable to comment at this time, due to lease negotiations with the business owners.”

The Preston Market Hall Pic: Tony Worrall
The Preston Market Hall Pic: Tony Worrall

The city council has yet to respond to a letter from Preston Market Traders Association on 13 May which demands a rent reduction and other action by the council.

Read more: Road closures as demolition of the former Market Hall car park and Indoor Market continue

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