FOLLOWING on from last week’s letter about St Mary’s Market and the potential to repurpose it as a food and drink market.

I really like the idea of an indoor market! Altrincham does it wonderfully with craft stalls, fishmongers, butchers, bakers, florists, etc etc as well as a cafe/eatery. It needs to be modern though, not fuddy duddy.

Let’s be honest St Helens doesn’t have the weather to sustain an outdoor market, but the outside area of St Marys market is pretty big so it could spill outside in the summer months!

Echoing what others have said, the big stores will start to open units again if they can see footfall coming back into the town. Build it and they will come!

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