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10 January 2016

Market Traders Take Up Temporary Location

Traders from the People's Market have moved to temporary accommodation whilst works are carried out to transform the current market hall and first floor car park into a new arts and markets facility.

RKM Wools has joined The Cafe in the Corner, Rings "n" Things Jewellery, Wrexham Jewellery Repairs, Gemini Blinds, Kendricks Newsagents and Dexterity Ink Tattoo Artist in the South Mall of the People's Market and all will continue to trade throughout the construction period.

Five traders, Sweet Sensations - the confectionery stall, Esme's baby, infant and children's wear, Little B’s Haberdashery, Guardians of the Garden ornaments and Antiques and bric-a-brac, have re-located and are now trading from the Butcher's Market.

Wrexham Vacs is moving into 10a High Street and Piccolinos story telling will continue at Oriel Wrecsam and within the Butcher's Market throughout the coming year.

The £4.5 million scheme will see work carried out to provide two Galleries, one to national standards for the display of exhibitions, a number of performance spaces that will be flexible in use, market stalls, the Oriel Wrecsam shop, learning and education space and a food court. Other features include a Shepherd's Hut workshop space, new furniture, seating and signage within the building.

Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead member for Communities and Partnerships, said:

"It is great that work is starting on this key investment into the town centre and I am very pleased that traders are happy with the arrangements we have put in place for them to continue to trade during the construction period. I know it has caused them some disruption but I am confident the end result will meet their expectations when the development is completed. We will be keeping them informed of progress as the works take place over the next twelve months."