New indoor market is up and running

A new indoor market has opened in Ashington.

Saturday, 25th August 2018, 10:26 am
Updated Saturday, 25th August 2018, 10:35 am
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Actor Melvyn Barnes, who has appeared in Our Friends In The North and a string of television advertisements and films, is also known for opening stores in the town.

As his partner Lianne is involved in the latest venture, it is called L&M’s Indoor Market.

It includes a barber, retro sweets stall, toy stall, smellies and fragrances and a make-up and hair dye stall, among others, with more to be added soon.

Melvyn said: “Over the past five years, I have opened a couple of furniture stores that are now thriving.

“I then opened another store named The Divan Clan, focusing on selling quality beds at very competitive prices, right next door to Argos on Station Road.

“The first few days have proved really successful and we are adding more features – including a café with 16 seats, a bargain food stall and a baby stall – in the next week or so, which means we will then have nine stalls, a café and the relocated Divan Clan in the building.

“We only allow one of each trade into the market at any given time to keep it fair to stallholders.”

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