Page 19 - Market Times June 2021
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 Hall is the new ction in town
 The original stalls on the west side known as The Shambles, a striking architectural feature, have been beautifully restored. They now house hot and cold food businesses and there are three produce stalls at the north end.
New stalls have been constructed along the east side which are home to hot food and drink businesses, several non-food lines and a new barbers and nail business.
It is all a far cry from 20, 30 and 40 years ago when the hall was a traditional market with everyday lines, from the vacuum cleaner repair man to the cheese and bacon stall.
The market hall can trace its roots back to the 1850s, when a cheese hall, a corn
exchange, a butter and bacon warehouse, and, finally, an outside covered market were built to establish the town as a produce centre.
Richard Gibbons, estates manager for MAM (Market Asset Management), the Colchester-based private market management company brought in to run Crewe’s markets, said the council decided to redevelop the market because it had become tired and uninviting.
It is part of a £50 million programme of investment in the town centre aimed at repositioning the Cheshire town as a prime leisure and retail destination.
Richard said MAM’s sister company Quarterbridge worked with the council on
Richard Gibbons is estates manager for Market Asset Management, which won the tender to run Crewe market hall and the outdoor market
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