Town centre set for a new indoor market

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A new indoor market is set to open soon in Ashington.

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 will be called L&M’s Indoor Market.

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

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

“I am now moving the bed shop upstairs in that building and we are aiming to have eight stalls, a barber, a small café and a tattoo artist in the market.

“So far, we have the barber, baby clothes stall, retro sweets, toy stall, smellies and fragrances and a make up and hair dye stall.

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

“We have a couple of stalls remaining from as little as £10 per day. We encourage anyone who is contemplating starting up a small business to come along and start with us and you never know where the future will take you.

“The market has taken a little longer than anticipated to be ready due to a couple of things out of my control, but it should be up-and-running no later than early August.”

He added that those who would like to find out more about becoming a stallholder should visit the Facebook page – www.facebook.com/LnMIndoormarket
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