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Wednesday 19 July 2017
Trinity Indoor Market has recently undergone a thorough makeover. We popped in to see what some of the traders think of the first phase of the renovations.
Serving an array of coffee from local roasters, The Blending Room, Caffeinated pride themselves on quality beverages and light bites.
Co-owned by Joe Martin and Mikaela Hall, the much-loved coffee bar is the ideal place to go for a morning pick-me-up. Mikaela even makes all of the sweet treats on offer by hand.
“We get such an eclectic mix of people popping in for their morning coffee. It’s nice to introduce them to different types of coffee,” Joe enthuses when we ask him about trading in the market. “They can take it away and sit wherever they want to as well,” Mikaela adds.
Meanwhile, if you’re wanting to do your weekly grocery haul, look no further than Chak and Sue’s Fruit and Veg stall.
Incredibly, co-owner Sue Dickinson has been working at the stall for four decades. She started as a young girl working for her parents, who ran the shop before her.
“I’d definitely say that there’s a lot more variety when it comes to fruit and vegetables than what there was back then,” she chuckles. “At the moment, we have all sorts of summer soft fruits on offer. Ideal for making smoothies and juices.”
This charming emporium is filled to the brim with delicious-smelling loose leaf tea, all stored in glass jars.
Marion Ring, who has had the stall for just over two years, is especially pleased with the refurbishments: “I’ve been waiting a long time for a larger space to store and display my products,” she explains.
As well as over 150 types of tea, including her very own Hull-inspired blends, Marion also sells teapots and accessories. Emblazoned with slogans such as ‘Never Dull in Hull’ and ‘London, New York, Paris, Hull’, her bespoke crockery is specially designed with locals in mind.
After you’ve popped the kettle on, you may want to relax to one of your favourite albums. And what else is better than putting on a vinyl?
Spin-It Records is the oldest vinyl-only shop in the country, having been situated at the market for 26 years.
“We sell every genre, from classical to punk to rock to pop,” Steve Mathie, the owner, tells us. “Having a record collection is a conversation starter, there’s an excitement to it that you don’t get with CDs or modern-day downloads.”
Lastly, indulge in a mouth-watering box of chocolates or a brownie at Cocoa Chocolatier.
Jon Collins started up at the market just under three years ago and has found much success there, recently expanding to premises on Humber Street. In the near future, they hope to sell ice cream in the market stall, as well as growing their morning offer with freshly-baked pastries and artisan bread.
“There’s a huge variety of people who pop by. The traders are what makes the place,” Jon gushes. “It’s the people who have been here for several decades; people like Chak and Sue and Steve from Spin-It. They are what everyone comes to Trinity Market for.”
Pop into Trinity Indoor Market to see the changes for yourself. It’s open from 7:30am until 5pm Monday to Saturday, accessible via Trinity House Lane.
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