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Former supermarket to house super Christmas markets

Saturday, 24 November 2018 08:55

The former Shoprite supermarket in Chester Street is to be home for two days of Christmas food and craft markets on Saturday December 8 and Sunday December 9, Douglas Town Centre Manager Oliver Cheshire has confirmed.

 

A CSC0109 MediumDouglas town centre manager Oliver Cheshire, third left, with Tim Cowsill, Department of Enterprise, Elizabeth Crowe, Department of Infrastructure, Lucy Verdon, Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, and Leah Ash and Sheron McDonald, Department of Infrastructure.

 

Mr Cheshire said: ‘Douglas Town Centre Management is grateful to the Department of Infrastructure for their permission to use the building and for their cooperation in preparing the interior to serve as the venue for this year’s Christmas markets which will be open from 10am to 5pm on each day.’

 

‘This means we won’t be subject to unpredictable December weather as we have been in the past when the markets were held outside along Strand Street.  In 2016 the conditions were very poor and in 2017 we had to cancel the markets because of the weather. This year, though, shoppers will be able to shop in comfort and enjoy the markets which will have a continental feel to them with a huge range of craft and produce stalls and there’ll be an opportunity to sample some hot food with a distinctly international flavour too.

 

‘We’re delighted that the Department of Infrastructure has supported this initiative, which will enable us to use the site for the food and craft weekend.

 

‘Thanks are also due to the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture for coming on board with such enthusiasm and we’re pleased to be supporting its “Think Local. Buy Local” campaign which alerts shoppers to the statistic that every £1 spent locally on Manx food is worth £1.83 to the Manx economy.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former supermarket to house super Christmas markets

The former Shoprite supermarket in Chester Street is to be home for two days of Christmas food and craft markets on Saturday December 8 and Sunday December 9, Douglas Town Centre Manager Oliver Cheshire has confirmed.

Mr Cheshire said: ‘Douglas Town Centre Management is grateful to the Department of Infrastructure for their permission to use the building and for their cooperation in preparing the interior to serve as the venue for this year’s Christmas markets which will be open from 10am to 5pm on each day.’

‘This means we won’t be subject to unpredictable December weather as we have been in the past when the markets were held outside along Strand Street.  In 2016 the conditions were very poor and in 2017 we had to cancel the markets because of the weather. This year, though, shoppers will be able to shop in comfort and enjoy the markets which will have a continental feel to them with a huge range of craft and produce stalls and there’ll be an opportunity to sample some hot food with a distinctly international flavour too.

‘We’re delighted that the Department of Infrastructure has supported this initiative, which will enable us to use the site for the food and craft weekend.

‘Thanks are also due to the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture for coming on board with such enthusiasm and we’re pleased to be supporting its “Think Local. Buy Local” campaign which alerts shoppers to the statistic that every £1 spent locally on Manx food is worth £1.83 to the Manx economy.’