Newry Market to Get Investment for Open Business Days

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council have recently announced an investment of £1,000 into Newry Variety Market.

The investment will pay staff to open and close the marketplace on the expanded opening days, as well as covering the cost of cleaning services on these days.

Newry Variety Market has been hit hard by the covid pandemic, footfall has dropped and many market traders have not returned.

This has in turn had a larger impact on the traders who have returned, as empty stalls discourages customers from returning.

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Some local business are accessed via the market and rely on market customers for their businesses.

These traders and business owners shared their thoughts on the impact the investment may bring to them.