Food and Craft market relocates to the Marlowe Arcade
The Whitefriars Food and Craft market has relocated to the Marlowe Arcade following the success of the first ever ‘pop-up’ Christmas market, which attracted over 25,000 shoppers over an 18-day period. The new venue is the former Coast unit adjacent to Rush Hair and Stormfront. Coast fashions are now available from the concession in Fenwick.
The new Whitefriars Food and Craft market is open Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30am to 5.00pm (6pm on late night Thursdays) and Sundays from 10am to 4pm.
Suzanne Thornton, Commercialisation Manager at Whitefriars, says: “The Christmas Food and Craft market worked really well for both stall holders and shoppers over the festive period. Since then, we have seen a huge increase in interest from local artisans keen to sell their products on a regular basis. When the Marlowe Arcade unit became available, we thought it would make a great venue for the market, which was previously located in Whitefriars Square and subject to the vagaries of the English weather!”
Regular products on sale at the new Whitefriars Food and Craft market include sweet and savoury home baked goods, home smoked meats, fish and cheese, vintage and shabby chic homeware and interiors, one-off boutique fashions and accessories, bespoke stationery and greetings cards, sewing kits and lessons, artisan ceramics and pyrography designs on locally sourced sustainable wood.