Read the fourth story in our series, this one has been written by our cousin Alanah McMahon.
You can also read Alanah’s story on our Web site!
Why I love the Grainger Market
I didn’t know all that much about the Grainger Market until my cousin, Vicky, opened a shop here. But since then, what a find!?
I had this impression from years back that it was all about butchers and vegetables, but how wrong was I? As you wander down the alleyways you pass by shop after shop. Are you looking for books? Perfect. Are you looking for dance wear? No problem! There’s quality products from food and drink to shoes and clothes! The pizza from Slice on Alley 4 is to die for. The coffee from Pumphrey’s is excellent; I can recommend the Bigg Market blend. Looking for a locally brewed craft beer? You need go no further than the newly opened shop, glug… in the Grainger Arcade. And if you like Dr Marten’s shoes, you must stop by Scorpio Shoes. The list goes on and on, and I haven’t even mentioned my cousin’s custom-designed jewellery!
And the service is fantastic, too. Imagine walking into a shop and the shopkeeper knows your name? It’s like having a personal shopper in every shop you visit! I’ve never found anywhere that’s better for personal service.
As a student it’s ideal for me as well. There’s a mix of big name brands and local, independent shops. It’s good to see money spent locally being used locally and staying within the North East’s economy, especially in these troubled times. And with over 100 different shops, there’s plenty of choice.
The reason I discovered the Grainger Market again was because of my cousin’s shop, but since then I’ve been addicted. I’m still amazed at how much the Grainger Market has changed in recent years.
Come and see why I love the Grainger Market, you won’t be disappointed.