Slice n Shake has become the latest stall to leave the Market Hall just five months after it opened.Advertisement
The pizza and milkshake store opened in March in the former Pizza Box stall, but now stands empty.
It is the latest to join an exodus from Preston Market with traders complaining the conditions are ‘unbearable’.
But Preston City Council says it is committed to the Market Hall and will be making changes soon.
Neil Fairhurst Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Customer Services at Preston City Council said: “We are aware that Slice N Shake are not currently operating in the Market Hall, but due to on-going lease negotiations we are unable to comment any further.
“Preston City Council remains completely committed to the long-term success of Preston Markets.
“Future plans of investment will be announced shortly which will further enhance the Market Hall for current and prospective traders.”
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Slice N Shake have been approached for comment.
Preston Market Traders Association has written to the city council asking for a reduction in rents and a number of other changes.
The letter, sent in mid-May, has yet to receive an official response.
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