Orange Pip Market Gives Middlesbrough’s Economy Million Pound Boost

Image Credit: Gingerbread Smiles

Orange Pip Market launched in 2016 to riotous popularity and it seems from the amount of money that has been ringing through the tills that it’s been just the boost Middlesbrough Council were hoping for.

Footfall figures have been announced to the tune of 40,000 visitors bringing in an estimated £1 million pounds to the local economy across the Bedford Street and Baker Street revamp.

Figures are growing month on month and we know because we’ve been to about three of them and it is becoming increasingingly difficult to get to the front of any of the most popular food and drink pop ups.

We have heard talk of expansion and that’s definitely a good idea or maybe even twice a month might be good. The one thing it has done we think is give ‘the Boro’ an air of confidence in itself and that’s got to be positive — the town has lagged behind an awful lot over recent years.

Orange Pip Market is taking a break over the winter. It’s first outing of 2017 will be on Saturday March 25th.

In the meantime you can read our original post here and a couple from some North East blogging pals of ours — Gingerbread Smiles and I Dream Of Coco.

Image Credit: Gingerbread Smiles

Image Credit: I Dream Of Coco

Have you visited the market or do you intend to try it out this year? Can you suggest how Middlesbrough Council can build on it’s success? Let us know in the comments.

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