SOLIHULL Town Centre Partnership have said that the borough’s very first German Market will be a big boost for local business.
Stalls with a continental flavour have set up shop in Mell Square, tempting shoppers with bratwurst sausages and gluhwein (mulled wine).
The project was announced earlier in the year and given the green-light by the council’s planning committee.
Karen Lord, chairman of the Solihull Town Centre Partnership, said: “I was shopping in Solihull on Saturday and the market was heaving, there’s been a really good response from local people. We wanted to introduce something different to Solihull and we were seeing record sales over the weekend.”
Solihull will be hoping to emulate the success of Birmingham’s Frankfurt Market - which pulls in millions of visitors every year. The German Market opened for business on Saturday - with a series of festive activities around the town centre.
* To watch our video at the German Market go to www.solihullnews.net .