Shoppers say Sheffield’s Moor market could ‘breathe new life’ into the city when it opens in less than 100 days’ time.
Traders have been given a first look inside the multi-million pound building - which includes a grand glass-covered arched main entrance and 190 stalls.
And residents said they are excited about doing their shopping at new facility when it opens on November 18.
Helen Slater wrote on The Star’s Facebook fan page: “Looking forward to this opening, it’s a great lift for Sheffield. “I’m glad that a lot of the traders from Castle Market have been able to relocate. “There was nothing wrong with their wares but the area was an eyesore.” Online reader Ukip added: “It is going to breathe some life back into the bottom of The Moor.”
But other readers expressed concerns about how people would get to the new market on public transport or by car.
And a Darnall resident posted on The Star’s website: “A market for all people in Sheffield? As long as you can get between 9am and 5pm. Hardly open to all, is it?”
What the new stalls will offer
A nail bar, and ice cream seller from the Far East, are among the more unusual stalls lined up for the new market.
Traditional traders selling fruit and vegetables, butchers, fishmongers, and household goods sellers are to remain.
There will also be specialist traders selling vegan food, artisan cheeses and craft beers.
Clothing, haberdashery, mobile phones, fresh flowers and confectionery will be on sale.
And a newsagents and 12 cafes are also signed up.