Brighton's Open Market launch pushed back again

The Argus: Work progresses on the Open Market site back in April this year Work progresses on the Open Market site back in April this year

Brighton's Open Market will now open to the public in March - many months after its original launch date of summer 2013.

The market's website has launched at www.brightonopenmarket.co.uk - but the finishing touches are still being made to the non-virtual version.

The £20 million market off London Road in Brighton was originally due to open this summer but in October organisers said the opening would be pushed back until January - and it's now been pushed back a further two months.

Owners Brighton Open Market CIC say when it does eventually open, it will breathe a new lease of life into Brighton’s historic Open Market quarter.

The new market canopy is currently in the process of being installed and the paving of the market square is under way.

Forty-five new permanent traders and dozens of temporary traders will be able to take up occupancy at the development  in 2014.

Joanne Harris, project manager for The Hyde Group, who have overseen the development said: “We cannot wait for Brighton Open Market CIC to throw open the doors and welcome in the local community to what promises to be a vibrant and thriving new market space.”

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4:03pm Wed 18 Dec 13

getThisCoalitionOut says...

So what IS the reason for the 9 month delay?!
So what IS the reason for the 9 month delay?! getThisCoalitionOut

6:16pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Patsyr says...

Is the location a secret or doesn't the journalist know and couldn't be bothered to find out before writing the piece. Off London Road is too vague.
Is the location a secret or doesn't the journalist know and couldn't be bothered to find out before writing the piece. Off London Road is too vague. Patsyr

7:05pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Bill in Hanover says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
So what IS the reason for the 9 month delay?!
Incompetence.
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: So what IS the reason for the 9 month delay?![/p][/quote]Incompetence. Bill in Hanover

7:08pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Bill in Hanover says...

Patsyr wrote:
Is the location a secret or doesn't the journalist know and couldn't be bothered to find out before writing the piece. Off London Road is too vague.
There has been very little information about the whole business, when the old market moved there was no publicity and many people who normally shop there took their business elsewhere. Hopefully when the student squats open in the old Co-op it will provide more customers for the market but if not then I can see the market dying a death. p.s. the market is in the alleyway next to Principal Meats and opposite the 99p shop.
[quote][p][bold]Patsyr[/bold] wrote: Is the location a secret or doesn't the journalist know and couldn't be bothered to find out before writing the piece. Off London Road is too vague.[/p][/quote]There has been very little information about the whole business, when the old market moved there was no publicity and many people who normally shop there took their business elsewhere. Hopefully when the student squats open in the old Co-op it will provide more customers for the market but if not then I can see the market dying a death. p.s. the market is in the alleyway next to Principal Meats and opposite the 99p shop. Bill in Hanover

7:58pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Patsyr says...

Bill in Hanover wrote:
Patsyr wrote:
Is the location a secret or doesn't the journalist know and couldn't be bothered to find out before writing the piece. Off London Road is too vague.
There has been very little information about the whole business, when the old market moved there was no publicity and many people who normally shop there took their business elsewhere. Hopefully when the student squats open in the old Co-op it will provide more customers for the market but if not then I can see the market dying a death. p.s. the market is in the alleyway next to Principal Meats and opposite the 99p shop.
Thank you Bill, it needs to be publicised then as it is a bit tucked away. Hope the new setting will be well supported and have good produce at realistic prices. Could be really good for London Road and there will be plenty of students to support it.
[quote][p][bold]Bill in Hanover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Patsyr[/bold] wrote: Is the location a secret or doesn't the journalist know and couldn't be bothered to find out before writing the piece. Off London Road is too vague.[/p][/quote]There has been very little information about the whole business, when the old market moved there was no publicity and many people who normally shop there took their business elsewhere. Hopefully when the student squats open in the old Co-op it will provide more customers for the market but if not then I can see the market dying a death. p.s. the market is in the alleyway next to Principal Meats and opposite the 99p shop.[/p][/quote]Thank you Bill, it needs to be publicised then as it is a bit tucked away. Hope the new setting will be well supported and have good produce at realistic prices. Could be really good for London Road and there will be plenty of students to support it. Patsyr

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