Following the success of last weekend’s farmers’ market in Sale, it is hoped to become a more regular fixture in the town. The market showcases local community produce and crafts and as part of the wider regeneration scheme will help revitalise the town centre.
Mark Rebbeck, Commercial Director at Maloneview (Sale) Limited, overseeing the proposed redevelopment of The Square Shopping Centre, said:
“The farmers’ market shows what Sale has to offer and has become a regular feature in the town. It’s part of the wider landmark regeneration which will act as a catalyst to revive the town centre, allowing it to become a leading destination for people to live, work and play.
“We appreciate all of the local support throughout the year which we believe will positively contribute towards our goal of creating a more thriving and vibrant town centre for Sale”.
As a result of the ‘buzz’ generated by the market and wider regeneration plans, four new shops and businesses will launch in The Square including Gourmet Cakes, Skullfades Barbers Shop, TJs Hair Extensions and Beauty and MIKU Accessories and Gifts.
The revival of the town is part of a £70m regeneration project, which is currently being reviewed by planners at Trafford Council, and is widely supported by the local community. It will aim to transform Sale into a prominent destination for shopping, leisure and town centre living – with a special focus on making the town an area that encourages residents to shop locally, rather than travel elsewhere and support local businesses.
The plans would also see Sale become an entertainment and leisure destination, with the provision of modern retail and leisure space and a multi-screen cinema. In addition, pedestrian access from the south into Sale Town Centre will be greatly improved, with the creation of a new pedestrian plaza and avenue linking the corner of Sibson and Springfield Roads up into the central Town Square.
The next outdoor farmers’ market will include the Christmas lights switch on and take place on Saturday 24 November – we look forward to seeing you there.