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Coventry’s FarGo Village to launch shopping venture for indie traders

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20 June 2024

FarGo Village – Coventry’s Creative Quarter – is set to launch a new shopping venture to attract more independent businesses as part of its 10th anniversary celebrations.

Due to be unveiled this September, Indie Mart will provide an emporium style shopping experience with up to 60 small independent makers, curators, vintage and thrift traders – all selling from space on the shop floor while not having to be physically present.

Coventry City Council’s SME grant fund is matching some of the costs to help Indie Mart get up and running.

Holly Hewitt, manager at FarGo Village, has already seen a great deal of interest in the new venture, spearheaded by FarGo developers Complex Development Projects.

“There’s nothing else like Indie Mart in Coventry at present”, she said.

“It will offer residents and those who love to shop in independent stores a place to come, grab a coffee, enjoy lunch, and engage with all the independent businesses and creative activity taking place at FarGo Village.

“We will still have seasonal markets here throughout the year located in The Box and outdoors, but the focus for those will be more around food and themes.

“Many makers markets are springing up in the city, so it’s no longer something unique to us. Indie Mart will allow traders to sell their goods in two places at once!

“Everyone who hears about our new venture says what a good idea it is, and we’re really looking forward to launching it as part of our birthday celebrations in September.”

The opening hours of Indie Mart will initially mirror the current retail hours at FarGo Village, from 11am to 5pm from Wednesday to Saturday and between 11am and 4pm on Sundays, but it’s hoped this will be extended to seven days a week in the future.

Traders making and selling creative and crafted goods, gifts, vintage or handmade clothing and furniture can request a trader pack and application form to join Indie Mart from [email protected]


Born and raised in Berkshire, Dan fell into journalism after completing his bachelor’s degree in English at UCL.

Writing for The Business Magazine and local Biz News sites has given him the opportunity to chat with all manner of small business owners and share their success stories with a wider audience.

Outside of work, Dan enjoys live music, board games and quiz shows, and is making a slow but persistent effort to learn Spanish.

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