Southport Market close to half a million meals mark

Southport Market serves almost 500,000 meals in its second year since its £1.2m relaunch including more than 42,000 burritos and 45,000 pizzas. Tony McDonough reports

Southport Market
Relaunched Southport Market served almost half a million meals in its second year


Southport Market is celebrating a second successful year after its £1.2m relaunch.

Latest figures reveal the town centre attraction sold almost half a million meals in the year to April 2023. These include almost 43,000 burritos, 45,000 pizzas and 30,000 burgers.

This year saw the addition of Southport Market’s Extravaganza space hosting a huge array of private hire events as well as sell-out experiences and shows.

Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills, said: “The numbers speak for themselves. Southport Market is going from strength to strength

“To have half a million food and drink sales this year is a fantastic testament to the hard work of our skilled traders and market officers.”

This latest news follows in from a report in 2022 which said the relaunched market, which originally dates back to the Victorian era, had proved to be an economic catalyst for the town centre since opening in 2021. Sales for 2022/23 included:

  • Burritos: 42,894
  • Nachos: 11,678
  • Pizza: 45,174
  • Poutine: 18,770
  • Gyros: 25,362
  • Cakes: 43,758
  • Pasta: 16,807
  • Burgers: 29,960
  • Pints of Beer: 177,801
  • Sushi: 7,908

“Not only have we served up nearly half a million dishes and drinks but we have welcomed countless weddings, christenings, work parties and much more to our amazing Extravaganza space,” added Cllr Atkinson.

“Southport Market is fast becoming one of the top ‘go to’ destinations in the North West and has already inspired other authorities in the region to take on similar projects.

“While an undeniable success in its own right, Southport Market has also helped to boost the market quarter area of the town centre and we have seen dozens of new businesses and enterprising traders gravitate towards this hub of excitement.”

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Dan Johnson of 600 Degrees Pizza added: “Our unit in Southport Market has allowed us to build on our growing brand.

“We have seen plenty of regular customers come through our doors to get their pizza fix which is really satisfying as a small business and we appreciate all of the loyalty.”

Southport Market is open 10am to 10pm Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 11pm Fridays and Saturdays and from 10am to 6pm on Sundays.

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