New Home For Derby’s Bustler Market At Former Chocolate Factory.

Popular Derby street food venue, Bustler Market, has moved to a brand-new site three times bigger than its previous location, following a three-month renovation project.

Published on 25/02/2021

Located in the heart of Derby’s industrial quarter at The Chocolate Factory on Siddals Road, the new venue spans over 36,000sq ft, with capacity to seat over 1,500 customers indoors as well as a further 300 in the outdoor beer garden. The venue is set to fully reopen later this year when all national lockdown restrictions are lifted, but the beer garden will be open from 12 April for visitors to get their street food fix outdoors.

Since its launch in 2017, Bustler Market has amassed a huge following, attracting over 5,000 visitors each weekend. This is the street food vendor’s second relocation in three years after it outgrew its previous site on John Street last year. 

Once open, the new-look space will feature a wide selection of up to 12 independent street food traders from across the UK that will be rotated each weekend, with a view to increasing that to 12 traders later in 2021. 

Visitors can expect the same bustling energy of the previous location, including DJs and a range of craft beers. However, new additions will include an arcade area, portaloo photo booth, karaoke room and a gin & cocktail bar. The space will also be available for hire for private functions, including weddings, corporate events and exhibitions.

Explaining more, Bustler Market Managing Director, Olivia Pritchard, said: 

“It goes without saying that 2020 was a particularly difficult year for the world of hospitality, but it’s fantastic that we’re able to start the year with something really positive. It’s something we’ve been dreaming about for a while now, so when The Chocolate Factory became available, we just knew we had to go for it. 

“As a Derby local myself, the city has always been really important to me and when we launched Bustler, we wanted to create something really special – something we could be really proud of. In the three years since we’ve launched, the support we’ve received has been astounding and this move is a testament to that.”

The venue currently employs 15 members of staff but has hopes to double that over the coming year. 

Olivia added:

“This move marks the start of a really exciting new era for us. The new space is just across the road from our old site, but it allows us to do so much more. Not only does it mean we can welcome even more of our great customers and hire more staff, but it also allows us to be even more creative with how we use the venue too. We have lots of great plans in the pipeline which we’ll announce over the coming months so definitely watch this space!”

From 05 March Bustler Market will be operating a click and collect service.

This will be available on Fridays from 4pm – 8pm Saturdays 4pm-8pm 

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