Eastgate Market begins operating all year round in Exeter city centre
Published: 24 November 2021
A brand new street market in Exeter city centre returns on Thursday following a successful launch in the city last week.
From this week, Eastgate Market in Sidwell Street will begin operating year round, every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 2pm to 8pm.
More than just a market, visitors can expect a diverse and inclusive mix of local traders, both permanent and casual, selling sustainable and ethically created products.
Traders include Onda, who makes ethical childrenswear, maternity and nursing garments, and reusable products, Tapper, who makes traditional, handmade cosmetics from natural ingredients and Onaii Art, a fine artist who creates afro art, portraits, seascapes and landscapes.
The market is designed to be an incubator space offering new businesses, start-ups, entrepreneurs, and creators a regular space to trade. It offers mentoring, next steps business advice and support for traders to develop growth plans.
Cllr Duncan Wood, Lead Councillor for Leisure & Physical Activity, welcomed the market following last week’s successful launch.
He said: “This is more than just a market. There are some great stalls, with lots of handmade products, and it’s really making a difference and helping to bring Sidwell Street to life again.
“This brings something different to the city - all of these small businesses are being supported in selling from these stalls. Sidwell Street is full of new creative activity and community-based projects, as well as the long standing independent businesses and some new ones. So this really is a great place to start a business.”
Lottie Stanley, InExeter’s Markets Manager said: “We’re thrilled to bring Eastgate Market to Sidwell Street as a brand-new, colourful weekly market. With the revival of the market culture, Eastgate Market will be a fantastic springboard for local, small, sustainable businesses.”
To apply to be a future stallholder, email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application pack.