Wrexham town centre was awash today with fantastic colours and smells as the Continental Market opened up for the first of four days of trading in the town centre.
The Continental Market is the first event to be held following the completion of improvements to the paving and street furniture in the Queens Street and Hope Street area of the town centre.
Cllr David A Bithell Lead member for the Environment and Transport, said: “We’ve significant investment in the town centre in order to support existing traders and to encourage new businesses to open in Wrexham. It’s important we have an attractive place both for shoppers and businesses and I am very pleased that the work has now finished and we can all enjoy the new look town centre.”
A bid for funding to secure further investment in the town centre has been made to the Welsh Government.
Cllr Terry Evans, Lead Member for the Economy and Regeneration said: “There’s a very busy period of events coming up for the town centre and the Continental Market is a very welcome addition to those events. I am sure we will see many visitors to the town centre over the coming days and weeks and I hope existing traders will welcome the extra footfall and the advantage it offers to their businesses.”
The market will be here between 10:00am and 5:00pm today through to Saturday.
Around 20 traders will be there selling the best of the continent’s gastronomic delights and craft items. The food on offer will range from cakes and pastries for those with a sweet tooth, flavoured cheeses and olives for those who prefer savoury treats, as well as a host of hot food offerings such as Greek Gyros, Spanish Paella and Pad Thai.