New plans for Derby Market Place
Since opening its doors on 24th July, more than 6,000 people have enjoyed the vibrant al fresco dining experience of Derby Market Place, created by Bondholders Derby City Council, Derby LIVE and Katapult, with Visit Derby, as part of the work of the Derby Economic Recovery Task Force to help boost footfall and help hospitality businesses hit by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Plans to broaden the offer in autumn/winter have been announced as the area is to be transformed into a hub for outdoor entertainment and themed markets.
Councillor Robin Wood, Derby City Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism, said: “The launch of outdoor dining at Derby Market Place has been a great success, and my thanks go to everyone who worked so hard and so quickly to get it all off the ground. Not only has it boosted local businesses, it has encouraged people to return to the city centre in a way which makes them feel safe and brought some much-needed vibrancy to the area. We plan to build on this success by expanding what’s on offer in this space, and I will be excited to see what happens there during the Autumn and Winter.”