A new exciting shopping venture will be launched at Coventry’s innovative Creative Quarter to attract even more independent businesses as part of its tenth anniversary celebrations.

FarGo Village in Far Gosford Street has built up a reputation for attracting a host of original and talented creatives over the last decade.

In the countdown to its big birthday this September, FarGo Village has announced its latest venture – Indie Mart – will be unveiled in The Market Hall in the same month.

The emporium style shopping will involve up to 60 small independent makers, curators, vintage and thrift traders who will be selling from space on the shop floor while not having to be physically present. The store will be managed by experienced and passionate retail staff.

Coventry City Council’s SME grant fund is match-funding some of the costs to help Indie Mart get up and running.

Holly Hewitt, Manager at FarGo Village which was developed by regeneration specialists Complex Development Projects, said there is already a great deal of interest in their new venture.

“There is nothing else like Indie Mart in Coventry at present and it will offer residents and those who love to shop in independent stores a place to come, grab a coffee, enjoy lunch, and engage with all the independent businesses and creative activity taking place at FarGo Village.

“We will still have seasonal markets here throughout the year located in The Box and outdoors, but the focus for those will be more around food and themes.

“Many makers markets are springing up in the city, so it’s no longer something unique to us. Indie Mart will allow traders to sell their goods in two places at once!

“Everyone who hears about our new venture says what a good idea it is and we’re really looking forward to launching it as part of our birthday celebrations in September.”

The opening hours of Indie Mart will initially mirror the current retail hours at FarGo Village from 11am to 5pm from Wednesday to Saturday and between 11am and 4pm on Sundays, but it is hoped to develop this into opening seven days in the future.

Traders making and selling suitable items, creative and crafted goods, gifts, vintage or handmade clothing and furniture can request a trader pack and application form to join Indie Mart from [email protected]