M&S cut ribbon on Victorian-style stall in marketplace business started 130 years ago

By on Friday, March 15, 2013

In a move announced a couple of months ago, Marks and Spencer has cut the ribbon on a Victorian-style stall at the site the company began almost 130 years ago, Leeds Kirkgate Market.

marks and spencer stall

The brand, born in 1884 as a Penny Bazaar, has opened a stall at the site with heritage products and a coffee shop. The new Marks & Spencer shop features a small display detailing the firm’s history and sells a range of sweets, mugs, cards and other items.

An artist's impression of the very first stall run by Michael Marks

An artist’s impression of the very first stall run by Michael Marks

Here’s a couple of images of the opening, courtesy of the sources mentioned below:

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marks and spencer stall shopper

 

Source: The City Talking

More info: Mail Online

Thanks to Spark Comms’ Michelle Allison for tweeting with this!

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