On our first visit to the Grade II listed Mackie Mayor
building back in March 2016 we were in awe at the scale of the undertaking. Nick Johnson and Jenny Thompson, the brains behind Altrincham Market, had a vision that was big, to restore this once Victorian Meat Market, built in 1858 to its former glory as a destination for food and drink lovers. In effect to supersize the already successful Altrincham Market. It was all about local producers, highlighting the range and quality that is available here on our doorstep and showcasing it all under one roof. “It had to exceed expectations.”
We were to be allocated a street facing space which looked out towards the Northern Quarter, our mission, to bring Atkinsons to Manchester!