The Corp Market has officially opened its doors. The former canton pub has now become a home for some of Cardiff’s most loved indie businesses.

Opening its doors on Friday, the 19th of November, Corp market is housed in the former pub, The Corporation. The market will build on the success of the corporation yard, a space for independent traders and streets food vendors.

 

The brand-new space will give a permanent home to many independent businesses from Cardiff. Four of the new rehoused businesses have relocated from the recently closed ‘Castle Emporium’ on Womanby Street.

Local interior designer Tim Rice today designed the space, along with some of Cardiff’s more stylish locations including Ten Mill Lane, Ffresh – WMC, and more. The space was designed to both a rustic and contemporary industrial field and is warmed with suspended greenery and neon lighting.

 

Jahan Abedi, the owner of Crop Market, which is part of the chameleon group, said: “Cardiff has an extremely diverse scene of independent traders and it’s clear that our communities have reconnected with shopping local through these difficult times. Our vision for transforming the corporation pub is one that keeps it in pride of place in the community and breathes new life into a building that has been vacant for far too long. We are extremely excited to collaborate with Carter’s most loved local businesses in their infancy at this exciting new venue.”

Kevin Gracias, Corp Market partner, said: “the Corporation yard has been a huge success, but the bigger satisfaction has come from seeing local traders, most of whom were born out of lockdown, thrive at the yard. We were delighted to purchase the corporation pub as an investment with an open mind as to what we could do with it the feedback from customers and traders at the yard was so strong that we sat down and came up with a concept for Corp Markey as a community hub for canton in the surrounding areas.”

“Georgina Heffernan of the Potted Pig and Tom Edwards of the Northstar are the people behind our fantastic plans. Managing the project and getting the traders on board, making sure we showcase the best of Welsh indie businesses.”

 

The co-op market will be open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 till 5, the bar and coffee shop will stay open until 11 pm.

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