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Lancaster Market seeks new blood with special rates for start ups

John Freeman
Lancaster indoor market is looking to attract new traders by offering special introductory rates for a limited period.

This offer is an ideal opportunity for anyone looking to re-locate, expand or start a new retail business - but comes as news breaks that three more businesses are soon to leave.

Lancaster City Council tells us the special introductory rates include a generous discount on the first month’s rent. 

To qualify for the reduced rates, traders would need to offer commodities from the following list:

Carpets and rugs, tableware, cleaning goods, electrical goods, toys and games, stationery, ornaments, vases, glassware, lighting and lamps, dried flowers/arrangements, cosmetics, cakes, bread and biscuits, garden products, plants and shrubs, garden ornaments, motor accessories, tools and DIY, sportswear, health foods, ladies and gents fashion, hardware, outdoor wear and camping, cycle accessories and picture framing.

As the City Council rolls out this start up offer, virtual-lancaster has learned that three more food retailers - Gregorys the butchers, Inglebys the bacon stall and the fishmongers - are all set to leave the Market soon, for a variety of reasons.

• For more details or an initial discussion please contact the Market Manager, Dennis Allday on 01524 66627, email  or visit