ALMOST 60% of stalls at the English Market have completed renovations and refurbishments as the historic amenity prepares for its 230th birthday next year.
The work follows improvements to the exterior and facade of the market, which were completed earlier this year.
The renovations are part of an ongoing project to keep the market looking its best for tourists and shoppers alike, according to manager Órla Lannin.
She said, "In the last two years we have transformed a huge proportion of the market and so far it has got a great reaction. It’s very positive to see all these wonderful changes that individual traders are making and investing into their stalls here at the Market."
The market, which opened in 1788, has accommodated hundreds of stalls and traders over the last 229 years and is thriving more now than ever as both a shopping and tourism amenity.
Head of the traders' committee John Boyling welcomed also the improvements.
He said, "We are offering high quality service and produce in The English Market so it’s important that we give the right impression and look the part also.
"We want customers to enjoy their experience as much as possible."