Two restaurants and four retailers for Brixton’s covered markets will bring the number of active tenants to a record 126, Hondo Enterprises, which runs the markets on a day to day basis, has announced.,
Brixton Village, Hondo’s chosen name for both the former Granville Arcade, now usually known as Brixton Village, and Market Row, will also provide a food and drinks service to the Black Cultural Archives on Windrush Square.
It will use the Tablesnappr app, pioneered by the Lost in Brixton bar in Brixton Village, enabling BCA visitors to order from Black Bear Burger, Fish Wings & Tings, The Joint, Champagne + Fromage, Jalisco, Okan, and Senzala creperie.
Among the new tenants is the innovative South London charity Resole.
Disrupt Space, founded last year by former Black Cultural Archives director Paul Reid, is a Black arts agency representing emerging visual artists with an events programme connecting them to collectors.
Resole founder Moosa Nsubuga said: “To finally have a place to call home is something I could not have imagined just over a year ago when we started this journey.
“There is no better place for Resole to have its first home – having spent the last 15 years in Brixton.
“Having a base will allow Resole to scale up and to have a greater impact supporting the homeless and unaccompanied minors across the country.
“We can’t wait to build relationships in the village with our neighbours, creating more awareness around the work we do and demonstrate why it’s important to support community led organisations. We look forward to getting started!”
Hondo Enterprises director Taylor McWilliams said: “Although we are experiencing one of the most challenging times across the retail and hospitality industry, we are looking ahead to the future of the marketplace and what services are required to keep it a thriving place for the local community.
“We are thrilled to have secured a mix of new restaurants and independent stores that complement the dynamicness of our neighbourhood and we are committed to supporting them with their openings to ensure they are not only safe, but successful.”
Following government guidelines, the market continues to follow social distancing measures and has introduced more seating and cleaning and uses TableSnappr to help people navigate their way around the market in the safest possible way.