RADCLIFFE Market has been hailed as blueprint of how a generation of small street dining, food and service businesses are hungry to reinvent the high street experience. The refurbished market has been included in a new report as a leading example of how communities can improve high streets after the pandemic. It praises Radcliffe Market’s vision to ‘connect people to fresh and local food’. The market offers dine in sessions on Thursday and Friday nights and from noon on Saturdays and Sundays with several small outlets offering a range of drinks and dining such as Mogul Punjabi food, Caribbean food from the Blackbird Pantry, Nana Luisa’s wood fired pizza and House of Bun burgers. Among the niche food retailers at the hall are artisan bakers Lo So Do, Market Garden heritage fruit and veg and Kev the butcher.
Other traders at the market providing non-food services include The Phone Doctor and the Guilty Barber Club.
The report, published this week by international law firm Withers, says Radcliffe Market is an example of a venue which ‘puts the community at the heart of its vision’.
The market was refurbished by Bury Council in 2014 and then taken over by the community group Radcliffe Market Hall Community Benefit Society in 2018.
It is celebrated in the ‘green high street’ section of the report.
The report said: “Radcliffe Market is enticing customers with fresh, local food, ethical products and local services unavailable elsewhere in the area.
“And while it sells some great products, the hall also offers spaces for socialising.
“When it comes to choosing vendors at the market, there are certain criteria they must fulfil.
“As the website states, ‘any new business that we bring into the market ...
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