Cocktail bars, local coffee beans and rotisserie duck: How Barnsley is regenerating through street food
In the recent past, a night out in Barnsley meant rowdy pubs, kebab shops and cheap pints.
But the often-maligned South Yorkshire market town has been transformed in the past two years by the growth of a new, food-led economy with the flagship Market Kitchen at its heart.
The Market Kitchen opened inside Barnsley Market in October and is now almost fully occupied, with just one unit left to let.
The project is part of the huge Glassworks scheme to regenerate Barnsley’s struggling town centre, and the council have worked hard to attract big names while still accommodating the needs of independent traders.
Three traditional family-run market cafes were given space in the new food court, and they’ve been joined by a dessert parlour, an Indian restaurant, a coffee stand with locally-roasted beans, a pizzeria, a duck rotisserie stall, a Thai restaurant and Balkan-themed Jar Bar, who already have a presence in Sheffield’s Cutlery Works street food hall.
The icing on the cake is cocktail bar Cucina Sky Lounge, whose owner eschewed trendy Holmfirth to open in up-and-coming Barnsley.
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