HWKRMRKT set to re-open this Easter with new name and brand-new concept

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The popular street food market will make a reimagined return to the city.

Popular street food market HWKRMRKT is set to re-open its doors to the public, under the new name of HWKRLAND, following its closure last October. 

HWKRLAND which is located under the Tyne Bridge on the Gateshead Quays, will be reopening in time for the Easter Weekend, which starts on Friday, March 29.

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The beloved street food market closed due to repair work on the Tyne Bridge, but to the delight of North East foodies it will be making a comeback, with a new lease of life. 

Pop-up operators EVNT Inspirations, who are known for the Newcastle alpine pop-up bar Moosenwirt and the Central Park container and events, are the team behind the relaunch of HWKRLAND. 

Alongside giving the venue a brand-new name, EVNT Inspirations will also be set to give the space a new feel, introducing alfresco dining and local community collaborations. 

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HWKRLAND will also bring back much loved features of the venue, including street food, craft beers, cocktails and entertainment.


Organiser Mike Hesketh said, “This venue has been a pioneer for street food traders for the past 5 years and a much-loved venue for all who visited. Getting the green light to reopen and bring this amazing venue back to life is a huge honour, and we can’t wait to welcome our guests to explore and enjoy the new concept we are bringing.”

“We’ve added a fresh New-York-inspired micro pub, bottle shop and beer garden, stocking 40 independent beers and an incredible selection of stouts. There will be new and exciting food traders as well as some original favourites, a fresh cocktail concept, and a huge LED screen that will showcase major events and live entertainment all year round.”

HWKRLAND is a family and dog-friendly venue.

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