Opening of a NEW outdoor food and retail MARKET on Dublin Road in Belfast


Work is due to be completed this month on the new market which will modernize this part of Belfast. Read on to find out all about the exciting new food and retail market set to open on Dublin Road in Belfast.

One of South Belfast’s most popular areas is set to welcome its brand new state-of-the-art food and retail market, with construction progressing on the former site of the Movie House Cinema.

Trademarket Belfast is set to open for the first time this summer, adding to the rich culture of bars, restaurants and cafes that already pervades this part of the city.

Work is due to be completed this month on the Dublin Road site, adding a further crown to the jewel of Belfast as the city center continues to modernize and improve.

What we can expect – Opening of a food and retail market on Dublin Road in Belfast

Opening of a new food and retail market on Dublin Road in Belfast.
Credit: Facebook/ @trademarketbelfast

The new site will be located next to Bankmore Square. The market is not far from some of the most iconic places in Belfast city center such as Weatherspoons, Pug Ugly’s, Filfthies and The Points.

The outdoor market will host local food and independent retail vendors in shipping containers. There is therefore an opportunity for new and promising sellers to practice their trade in a privileged place in the city.

The focus should be on sustainability, and the project will support small businesses and support a strong community. Commitments have been made to pay staff a living wage.

Trademarket was previously known as ‘Box Office’ and proposals for the venue were made as Box Office Belfast before a trademark dispute.

What this means for the company – showcasing local talent

This will showcase a lot of new talent in Belfast.
Credit: Facebook/ @trademarketbelfast

The site is temporarily rented by the technology company Kainos. Speaking to social media, the founder of the social enterprise which is to run the site, Will Neill, said he was “delighted” they had agreed to lease the land.

He continued: “Belfast is such an exciting and promising city and having a space like this to showcase the best of our food and retail start-ups will be fantastic for tourism and the local community.”

The seller list should be published soon. So it won’t be long before we can hit the market and see what it has to offer.

Will you be visiting the new outdoor food and retail market set to open on Dublin Road in Belfast?

What else is coming to Belfast? – an exciting city on the move

As well as the opening of the food and retail market on Dublin Road in Belfast, a new transport hub will also open.
Credit: Facebook/ @TranslinkNI

Trademarket isn’t the only new development coming to Belfast. A new state-of-the-art transport hub is being built behind the Europa Hotel. It will be called Belfast Grand Central Station.

Additionally, a resident’s challenge to the proposed Casement Park redevelopment failed. Thus, the long-awaited transformation of the Antrim GAA stadium in west Belfast is now set to host matches in 2025.

Seven projects have been included in the Belfast Region City Deal (BRCD). This will see £100m invested in the ‘Belfast Stories’ redevelopment of the former Bank of Ireland building on Royal Avenue.


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