A new bar and venue is being created in Crewe as the Market Hall seeks to ‘expand’ its live music programme. Market Asset Management (MAM), which operates the market hall, confirmed Crewe Central would open in the outdoor market shed.
The new venue would bring more live music to the city center and ‘compliment’ the upcoming development of Lyceum Square. The bar is run by Crewe Dog, who opened their first premises in the market hall when the building reopened last year.
Hayden Ferriby, Commercial Director of Market Asset Management, said: “The market has established itself as an exciting, vibrant place to shop, eat and drink, where people enjoy quality live entertainment and the delicious offerings of our outstanding independent and innovative company dealer.
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“Market Asset Management is therefore delighted to confirm that we will be expanding our live music program to the external areas of the market with the launch of Crewe Central, with Crewe Dog’s second bar anchoring the venue. It will be a fantastic venue in the covered shed behind the Market Hall, complementing the Lyceum Square developments.”
The covered market reopened in May 2021 after a £3million refurbishment. This came after a spike in vacancies and a drop in visitor numbers at the historic site, which began life as the Cheese Hall in 1854.
It has been relaunched with the aim of becoming a new community center and live entertainment venue. According to MAM, it has brought 16 times more people to this part of the city than under its old guise. The venue is now home to 12 independent traders and reportedly receives “thousands” of visitors every week.
The Market Hall was also a finalist for Ambassador of the Year at the annual South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Awards. The new Crewe Central venue will help the Market Hall accommodate ‘louder’ live acts. Two performances were canceled over the weekend after visitors complained about the volume of the music.
Hayden replied: “We remain committed to a live music program and family entertainment at the Market Hall.
“Some last minute changes were made this weekend but the bands are receiving the agreed fee and we apologize for any inconvenience.”
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