Junkyard Market teases Christmas additions
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Thousands of revellers have dined at an outdoor Norwich street food market in the space of a few days.
Since reopening on Thursday, nearly 5,000 people have visited Junkyard Market, which is based in the car park outside St Mary's Works.
This time around organiser Michael Femi-Ola said the venture, which has employed 60 people from the local area, had stayed true to its roots and remained a community focussed project.
But as Christmas creeps closer, visitors can expect a more festive themed market including a light tunnel and tyre trees.
Food vendors, which currently include Caribbean eaterie Only Jerkin and Turkish stall Piddaji, will also put a festive spin on the menu.
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Mr Femi-OIa said: "We are conscious that people aren't fully in the Christmas spirit yet, having just come out of lockdown.
"We haven't gone Christmassy in week one but every week it will get more and more festive - especially in the set design.
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"We've also got an exciting collaboration and we're looking to serve Christmas themed drinks like mulled wine and boozy hot chocolate."
To comply with tier 2 restrictions, up to six people can book tables, which are socially-distanced, at Junkyard Market.
As the event is outside, people from different households can mix and order food and drinks through an app.
Mr Femi-Ola said: "We have a really good relationship with everyone and make sure both staff and customers are safe."
Outdoor heaters are also hoped to arrive next week as Mr Femi-Ola said they wanted to ensure they were environmentally-friendly.
As for next year, Mr Femi-Ola said he hoped that Junkyard Market could return but it depended on the landlord's plans.
He has also launched Junkyard Market in Ipswich and Chelmsford.
Junkyard Market in Norwich will be held on December 4 to 20 on Fridays to Sundays and then daily from December 21 to 31, excluding Christmas Day.