Ormskirk Food & Drink Market is searching for a final independent trader to complete its trader line-up after the initial five were unveiled.

The new site is set to open in November, is located on Moorgate and spans two floors. The 10,000sq ft venue, which is themed around Eat, Meet and Play, will welcome award-winning Baltic Triangle restaurant Lu Ban, headed up by Executive Chef Dave Critchley, as part of their new street food concept Meishi, Burscough-based pizzeria Purely Pizza, steak and fish eatery Salmo, iconic outdoor hangout Backyard Liverpool and all things burgers courtesy of Meatello. It’s now on the hunt for just one more local independent business to complete the impressive line-up.

Director Simon Beer, whose EPIC brand has a proven track record of operating successful businesses in and around Liverpool city centre, said: “We know that there has been a lot of interest in who will be joining us at the market so it’s great to finally announce this and to welcome these brilliant brands onboard. When we first came up with the concept of Ormskirk Food & Drink Market, it was so important to us that it helped to propel start-up businesses and to put them into the spotlight. Ultimately, it’s about giving them a platform, and the opportunity to get their foot on the hospitality ladder. The search is now on for that final trader. It’s an extremely positive proposition as there’s lower risk involved as there’s no huge lease in place, no big deposit, or the worry of rocketing utility prices. We’re here to make this happen for someone who just needs that extra bit of support, and we can’t wait to see who will take that last spot in our kitchens.”