Boost to town centre as new traders help market boom

10:50, Tuesday, 21st May 2024

A new tranche of traders have been welcomed to Scunthorpe’s St John’s Market, with more to set up stalls in the summer months.

There are now more than 46 local traders under one roof, offering everything from bacon to beauty therapies.

The market was established in a former department store in March 2019, repurposing the building and helping support local traders.

It is already the go-to place for fresh food, including fruit, vegetables, baked goods and butchers.

Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, Cllr Rob Waltham said: “St John’s Market sees thousands of people through the door each week as it continues to go from strength to strength.

“In the last 12 months alone, 14 new traders have been welcomed to the shopping centre, a brand-new indoor soft play area installed, and even more traders set to arrive soon.

“Shopping local not only boosts the local economy, but it also helps small independent businesses to thrive.

“For anyone who is interested in setting up their business St John’s Market is a great place to start.”

Recent arrivals include UK Hair and Beauty Awards finalists Caya Jai Aesthetics and Perfect Gift Award winners Pixie’s Attic, which sells handmade nursery signs and home décor.

Pixie's Attic - located on the first floor of St John's Market.

Other new traders include:

A Piece Of My Craft – handmade crafts and gifts
Lilly Plus Size Style – plus size clothing, bags, and accessories
Wooden Signs by Paul – handmade signs, home, and kitchen items
Goralka Tailoring Services – seamstress
Campbells Delights – preloved clothing
T’s Sweet Treat Hampers- sweet, gift and chocolate hampers and balloons
Athena Original Greek Food – homemade Greek food to eat in or takeaway
SMVSH – handmade gourmet smashed beef burgers (halal)
Anaabia’s Bakeaway – homemade cookies, brookies, brownies and blondies
Andrea’s Chicken Shack -homemade fried chicken and pizzas
CatzAlice – florist.

CatzAlice is a florist located on the first floor of St John's Market.

As well as a massive variety of shops and stalls, St John’s also has public toilets (including baby changing), a baby feeding area, free wi-fi and seasonal events. It is situated next to both Scunthorpe bus station and The Parishes multi-storey car park.

For latest updates, including upcoming events, follow St John’s Market on Facebook.