SNP MSP Emma Roddick has marked the reopening of the Victorian Market Hall, due on the 14th of September, in the Scottish Parliament, with a motion noting the award-winning status of already-announced tenants Bad Girl Bakery and the Malt Room.
“The refurbishment has been a long time coming, and so much has happened since the City Committee agreed the final plans. We’ve been through a pandemic, many businesses in the city are struggling, and folk are readjusting to being out and about again.
“The hall offers a renewed hope for food and drink vendors in the city centre, and it’s been great to hear that such well-thought-of businesses have already secured a spot in the new hall. I am very much looking forward to visiting soon and trying out the Malt Room and Bad Girl Bakery’s new ventures.”
Text of Motion: That the Parliament notes the reopening of the Victorian Market Hall in Inverness on 14 September 2022, following a £1.6 million refurbishment led by the Highland Council with investment from the Inverness Common Good Fund; understands that the hall was closed for twenty months with an aim to modernise the building and increase footfall; further understands that the historic hall will now be able to facilitate food and drinks vendors in the space moving forwards and that it has already secured award-winning tenants Bad Girl Bakery and the Malt Room; congratulates all involved in the project for reaching the stage of being able to reopen, and wishes all the tenants well for the future.