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Published 19th Jun 2017

Vince Gibson in The Sweet Corner, the new traditional sweet shop in Middlesbrough's Dundas Indoor Market.

A traditional sweet shop with a modern twist has opened in Middlesbrough town centre. 

The Sweet Corner has launched in Dundas Indoor Market with an array of traditional sweets, modern classics and brand new flavours sold loose from jars, as well as a range of slush, candy floss and popcorn. 

Many older favourites such as cola cubes and fizzy bottles are proving popular with his customers, but choc nibbles are rapidly becoming the number one choice, according to owner Vince Gibson. 

He says: “We’ve been very busy in our first few days of trading with both new and traditional sweets selling well, but at the moment choc nibbles are our top seller.” 

Customers can mix and match the loose sweets they choose to make up 100 grams for 85p, while mega lollies are six for cost just £1.  If the Sweet Corner does not stock a customer’s favourite, Mr Gibson will order it in. 

The former owner of Hartlepool pet shop, Mr Gibson wanted to stay in retail after he sold his business and visited all the markets in the North East to find the best location. 

He says: “I really liked Dundas Indoor Market and thought it was ideal for the Sweet Corner.  It’s very accessible and the shoppers and other traders are welcoming and friendly.  Market Manager David Harris has been most helpful from my initial enquiry onwards.” 

Dundas Market Manager David Harris says: “The Sweet Corner is an ideal addition to our market and is one of a number of new traders we will be welcoming in the next few weeks, as word continues to spread that this is an ideal place to run a business in Middlesbrough.  

“We want a broad range of traders in the Dundas Market, so if you are looking for a location for a new business like Vince, or want to re-locate an established business, please get in touch.  We’ve still got a limited number of Enterprise Units available, where the rent is as little as £10 per day all in. There is just the rent to pay, no worries about costs for security, utilities and rates.” 

Further information about units in the Dundas Market is available from Market Manager David Harris on tel. 01642 232552 or by email.

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