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Opening date revealed for Fargate containers

After months of construction and numerous setbacks, Operators of the Fargate containers have finally announced their opening date will be 17 October. 

The 426 square metre container hub will be home to cafes, shops, a big screen, and much needed city-centre toilets. Tenants will be loading their equipment into their units this week and finalising their branding before welcoming in Sheffielders next Monday.  

The food and retail units on the lower deck will be ready and raring to go on October 17, with the bar on the upper deck expected to open on October 28 as we make some finishing touches. 

The impact of Covid has been hugely damaging to the high street, but the councils hopes it’s latest development is set to bring a welcomed return of customers and revenue. 

Mazher Iqbal, Co-Chair of the Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee, said:  “I can’t wait to get inside the Fargate containers – have a look around the newly fitted out retail units filled with items from local independent retailers and try out some of the delicious menu options. It will be fantastic to see people of all ages from across Sheffield enjoying everything this exciting destination has to offer. 

“This new hub of shops, bars and restaurants offers something unique to Fargate and an injection of activity which will attract people back to this area of town again. We have big ambitions for Fargate, starting with these containers but continuing with Future High Streets Fund investment. 

This investment will see the introduction of a cultural hub, named Event Central, which promises to be an opportunity to showcase Sheffield’s artistic talent and expected to attract more than 110,000 visitors a year.  Alongside this work, pocket parks will be introduced through Fargate, using the design skills and knowledge gained through the Grey to Green scheme.” 

So what’s on offer? 

Food 

  • Get Wurst - Bringing a taste of Bavaria to the Steel City with proper Currywurst, banging Bratwurst and serious Schnitzels. 
  • Clapping Seoul - An authentic Korean owned vendor specialising in bringing popular street food to the heart of Sheffield. Including Seoul Baos, rice burritos and dumplings! 
  • Fat Mex- Popular established Mexican street food from Steel Yard Kelham offering Burrito / Tacos / Nachos & Churros! 

Retail 

  • Heist - A pop-up from the team behind Heist Brewery celebrating the finest Sheffield ales, lagers and IPAs. Gift sets with a variety of beers intended as perfect birthday or Christmas presents. 
  • JAM Artworks - A unique arts vendor specialising in Sheffield-inspired digital prints, including t-shirts, calendars and beautiful home decorations. 

Bar 

  • A terrace bar offering a fine selection of beer, wines and spirts, including quality locally produced offerings. 

 

 




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