New beer and vinyl record store set to open at Crewe Market Hall

The Doghouse will be the latest addition to the businesses open at the recently renovated market hall

A new beer and vinyl record store will be opening up in Crewe Market Hall next week. The Doghouse will be opened by the team behind craft ale bar The Crewe Dog on Wednesday (April 13).

The new venture will sell around 170 different take away beers and ales, sourced from around the world, alongside both modern and vintage records. It will also offer music memorabilia and merchandis

The Crewe Dog was one of the the first traders to open in the newly-refurbished building. Since then, it has become one of the main attractions of the site and was recently received the South Cheshire Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)’s Special Award for New Real Ale Outlet.

Louis Delaney, general manager of The Crewe Dog and The Doghouse, said: “Crewe has a strong craft beer scene and we just tapped into that. The support we’ve had has been great and could not ask for anything better. We are always asking ourselves what more can we do better, constantly tinkering and improving which is why The Doghouse was born.”

He also praised Market Asset Management, operator of the Market Hall, and its general manager Gary Johnson for their support. Louis said: “As soon as I mentioned the idea to Gary, he just said that’s a fantastic idea. Let’s get the ball rolling and it’s great to have that support from the get-go.”

The Victorian market hall was reopened last year following the £3.4 million renovation. The work came after the business hub, which started live as a thriving cheese and meat market in 1854, was deemed ‘unfit for modern trade’ following a decline in footfall.

As well as the stalls along the side of the hall, it now has a stage used for performances including live music. Record fairs and cultural events have also taken place, including to celebrate Diwali.

The market hall was also named a finalist in the Ambassador of the Year category in the South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s annual business awards.

Gary said: “The market hall’s continued success is fantastic and individual businesses expanding like this and taking on additional units is a brilliant example of this. The new venture has our full support, and I am sure it will be a hit with customers and strengthen the market’s diverse offering.”

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