Durham Market Hall has welcomed six new traders in the last two months.
It offers shoppers everything from coffee beans and loose leaf tea to fresh crepes, from hand-made retro aprons to garden plants and reproduction prints to original photo-portraits.
Colin Wilkes, managing director of Durham Market Hall, said: “It’s very positive to have new traders keen to join us, and established traders growing their business.
“The new traders not only add to the diversity within the Market Hall, but also all of them are selling high-quality products without inflated prices.
“Our traders are passionate about what they provide, and happy to share their knowledge with shoppers. That’s one of the real benefits for anyone who chooses to spend their money with independent local businesses, you can pick the brains of the person you’re buying from.”