Watford Market welcomes new businesses!

It’s a feast for the senses down at Watford Market as they welcome on board new businesses during an exciting period for the area, with a range of new goods on offer and dynamic improvements taking place led by Watford Borough Council.

An established part of the local community, the market sells everything from fruit and vegetables and fresh fish to the finest watches and clothing. Now showcasing an expanding range of goods, local punters can now savour delicious traditional Italian Neapolitan pizza (Ogy's Pizza), artisan savoury jams (Rudi’s Chilli Jam), fresh homemade baked goods (Rustic Bakehouse), unique flavoursome imported candy (Rock Pop Candy) or buy eco-friendly beauty products (Trade and Retail) and beautiful hand-knitted clothing (Vera).

And that’s not all - visitors to Watford Market can now go to all their well-known favourites, with many re-opening their doors to the public after a three and a half month period of closure due to Covid-19 restrictions.

With a wide range of eclectic products, services and food on offer, you can get your post-lockdown haircuts at Hair by Regina or Mentality Barbershop, get your taste buds tingling at Asia Village, Jumping Jacks, Roti Pan Kitchen, LoveFalafel or Wings Factory Watford and visit businesses who have a wonderful reputation for quality, service and value, including Aylesbury Fisheries, Fabric Box, Proper Grass, Raha Watches, Woody Vapes, Glomens and Marias Alterations.

The improvements small businesses are benefitting from include brand-new signage, improved entrances, renovation of the containers, as well as new branding and a planting scheme to make the market greener, more inviting, and to bring a unique character to the space. The £250,000 investment by Watford Borough Council will also include the creation of a community café and seating area and pop-up shops where a range of different traders can temporarily sell their goods.

Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor said: “These new businesses, along with our brilliant current traders will further enhance our vibrant town and also represent an important contributor to our local economy. As well as the improvements being made to the market, it is exciting to see these new traders adding to the market’s offering and I would encourage everyone to pop down to the market and experience something new while supporting local businesses.”

If you are looking to try out a new business idea or diversify your existing business, Watford Market provides an affordable option without the hassle of high start-up costs, rent and rates. Your local markets could help provide the perfect platform to showcase your product within the local community at just £75 p/week.

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