Early mar­ket open till noon

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

Good news late ris­ers, from Septem­ber the Satur­day mar­ket will re­main open un­til noon.

In an ef­fort to boost the mar­ket’s ap­peal, the hours of the Cob­ham Court mar­ket have been ex­tended. At present it runs from mid­night to 10am.

More than 40 busi­nesses un­der the Canopies have been con­sulted, most of whom in­di­cated sup­port for the change.

Mar­ket di­rec­tor Tracy John­son, from Porirua City Coun­cil, says pro­vid­ing ex­tra stalls and en­cour­ag­ing more of a ‘‘city cen­tre des­ti­na­tion’’ with pos­i­tive off­shoots for busi­nesses and re­tail­ers, was part of the strat­egy.

‘‘Ex­tended hours will en­hance the canopies area and cre­ate an en­joy­able shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence for cus­tomers.’’

A three-month trial for the ex­tended hours will start on Septem­ber 1 and be re­viewed at the end of Novem­ber.

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