SHOPPERS have more new reasons to visit the historic Swansea Market.
The famous city centre venue has three new permanent stalls offering goods ranging from rugs to smoothies and takeaway meals.
They join dozens of other traders providing a vast range of goods and services to the people of Swansea and further afield.
New stalls include Rugs Central, Smoothie Den and Bowla.
Rugs Central offers wide selection quality rugs, mats and runners and also offers online sales via www.rugs-central.com.
Owner Vivian Presgrave said: “I want to expand my business and a new stall at Swansea Market is a great opportunity.
“Customers here have already been giving me great feedback and I look forward to getting to know many more over the coming months and years.
“It’s great to be part of this wonderful venue at the heart of the city centre.”
Smoothie Den sells a range of fresh smoothies, cold press juices and milkshakes.
Owner Dr Tinn Sreekanth, a retired doctor, said: “I’m passionate about the health benefits of fresh juices from fruits and vegetables for the people of Swansea.
“Our milkshakes are made from real fruit purees. There’s no ice, sugar or water added to any of our juices and they’re pure, without any preservatives. They’re made fresh in front of every customer.
“The drinks have healing properties, reducing inflammation in the body with their rich mix of vitamins, antioxidants and fibre, facilitating weight loss and improving general health.
“The drinks are delicious, tasty and a healthy treat. They’re very popular, especially with younger people visiting the market and other health-conscious people.”
Bowla offers a range of freshly prepared takeaway food served in the business’s own unique bowler hat-shaped mini bread loaves.
It’s run by father and daughter Clayton and Hannah Worth. Hannah said: “We bake the rolls fresh every day in our market stall and our ever-changing range of locally-created fillings are proving to be really popular.
“It’s great to be in the market – there’s always so much happening here and an increasing number of great food outlets.”
The market is managed by Swansea Council.
Cabinet member and joint deputy leader David Hopkins said: “It’s exciting to see new innovative businesses joining the many other traders who already offer the public such a variety of quality local products and services.
“Together, they’re helping Swansea be a place where people want to live, work, study and spend quality free time.”
Other would-be new stallholders can email the market team to discuss opportunities – [email protected]