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Southport Market celebrates its second birthday this weekend

Southport Market will celebrate its second birthday this coming weekend after a record-breaking year of success.

Nearly half a million meals and drinks have been served to thousands of people who have visited the popular food market in Southport Town Centre in the last twelve months.

An astounding 422,300 dishes, including 30,000 burgers and 45,000 pizzas, have been sold at the King Street venue as staff and traders worked tirelessly to keep up with demand.

This year saw the addition of Southport Market’s Extravaganza space hosting a huge array of private hire events as well as sell-out experiences and shows.

Southport Market Sales (22/23)

Burritos: 42,894
Nachos: 11,678
Pizza: 45,174
Poutine: 18,770
Gyros: 25,362
Cakes: 43,758
Pasta: 16,807
Burgers: 29,960
Pints of Beer: 177,801
Sushi: 7,908

Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills, said:

“The numbers speak for themselves! 

“Southport Market is going from strength to strength and to have half a million food and drink sales this year is a fantastic testament to the hard work of our skilled traders and Market officers.

“Not only have we served up nearly half a million dishes and drinks but we have welcomed countless weddings, christenings, work parties and much more to our amazing Extravaganza space.

“Southport Market is fast becoming one of the top ‘go to’ destinations in the North West and has already inspired other authorities in the region to take on similar projects.

“While a undeniable success in its own right, Southport Market has also helped to boost the market quarter area of the town centre and we have seen dozens of new businesses and enterprising traders gravitate towards this hub of excitement.”

Dan Johnson of 600 Degrees Pizza added:

“Our unit in Southport Market has allowed us to build on our growing brand and we have seen plenty of regular customers come through our doors to get their pizza fix which is really satisfying as a small business and we appreciate all of the loyalty.”

Southport Market is open 10am to 10pm Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 am to 11pm Fridays and Saturdays and from 10 am to 6pm on Sundays.

All the details about the Market can be found on the website here.

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