Contactless open-air market ‘first’ for Edinburgh

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Edinburgh food operators and restaurants have been invited to sell products at the city’s first ever contactless open-air market called The Neighbourgood Market. It opens on July 15th at The Grande Club in Stockbridge and is the brainchild of business partners Preston Mommsen and Edward Wilson.

Neighbourgood Market will offer a varied selection of different food and drink operators in one place and will be a 100% contactless site. One-way demarcated walkways and designated circular seating zones for small groups to gather and socialise will be in place. There are various examples of this system working well in other big cities around the world and the team from Neighbourgood Market will replicate this set up for Edinburgh.

Said Preston Mommsen and Edward Wilson, “We are really excited to bring this fresh and uplifting concept to the Stockbridge and wider Edinburgh community. There’s no doubt that it’s been a tough few months for everyone during lockdown – we’re delighted that we are now able to provide a vibrant platform for people to socialise safely once again, all while enjoying some of Edinburgh’s finest food and drink offering.”

The market is now fully let, having attracted some popular Edinburgh based brands, including Bross Bagels, Mana Poke Bowls, Mimis Bakery, Brew Lab, Innis and Gunn and Edinburgh Gin. Other vendors on site will include Casa Roble, Lucas Ice Cream, The Peruvian, Screaming Peacock, Rost, Mint, Caravan of Courage, Don’t Tell Mama, Lost Orchards, Good Brothers Wine Bar and Prosecco Boys. Tribe Yoga will also be hosting a range of outdoor classes on site as soon as permitted.

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