New market rates to attract traders

Lancaster Market Hall.
Lancaster Market Hall.

LANCASTER’S indoor market is looking to attract new traders by offering special introductory rates for a limited period.

The rates include a generous discount on the first month’s rent.

To qualify for the reduced rates, traders would need to offer commodities from a list issued by Lancaster City Council.

The council faces an annual deficit of around £500,000 on the market because it is unable to recoup the rent it pays to the landlord from traders – a legacy of the long-term lease taken out on the building in the 1990s.

See the Lancaster Guardian (15-04-11) for full story.