With a snip of the red ribbon, Cllr Sonja Crisp declared Shambles Market officially open on Wednesday (March 25).
Traders moved back to their home between Shambles and Parliament Street on Monday after a £1.6 million refurbishment.
New to the market are seven kiosks with perforated aluminium doors which will be backlit at night. There’s a new layout, a relaid stone floor and the stalls have been renovated and fitted with new canopies.
Paul Anderson, chair of the Market Traders’ Association and a Shambles Market stallholder, said traders were really pleased with the result.
Cllr Crisp, cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism praised the fantastic new-look.
So what can you buy at Shambles Market, one of only a few in the country that operates seven days a week?
fruit & veg
fish from the Yorkshire coast
army surplus and vintage clothing
pottery and other gifts
The £1.6 million came from City of York Council’s economic infrastructure fund, created to “enable projects of strategic importance to the city’s ambitions for creating jobs and growing the economy”.