A FLORIST, a cook, and a clothes designer have joined the butchers, bakers and candlestick makers in Durham’s indoor market.
Kirsty Young, Poppy Solari, and Andre Nicole have opened new stalls.
Kirsty, 39, from Pity Me, sold her newsagent business to open Kirsty’s Hampers, which offers floral displays and custom-made hampers.
Poppy, 31, from Croxdale, moved her vintage clothes business Poppy Likes Dresses online to open Madhatter’s Pancake Parlour.
She offers pancakes, waffles, Coke floats and milk shakes all freshly made for the buyer.
Andre is a fashion designer from Durham City, who is already trading online.
The 26-year-old has had a stall at the regular Saturday outdoor market since last year.
The indoor stall will enable her to offer a wider range of fashion goods, and give customers the chance to try on clothes before they buy.
Traders have been selling their wares in the markets building since 1851. The latest openings bring the number of stallholders to 50.
Durham Markets Company managing director Colin Wilkes said: “We have heard a great deal recently of chain stores closing on the high street.
“We are delighted to be bucking that trend with these latest openings, which mean the market is now fully occupied.”