Chester indoor Market is expecting to welcome the 1,000,000th customer sometime next week.

Footfall counters were installed on November 17 last year during the indoor market's revamp and the digits have been flying ever since.

There will be a special prize of £250 Market vouchers waiting for the lucky 1,000,000th visitor.

Councillor Brian Clarke, Cabinet Member Economic Development and Infrastructure said: “The Market has been transforming itself over the past year, it’s made the top 10 shortlist for the best market in the country competition as voted by shoppers and is now preparing to celebrate its 1,000,000th visit.

“This is a fantastic achievement and things will keep getting better when the market gets its new building at the centre of the Northgate development.”

There will be updates on social media and inside the market to let shoppers know how close the big one million is.

Chester Market has extended opening hours during the festive period for unique gifts, crafts, foods and treats. Thursdays 8am-8pm and Fridays 8am-8pm (except December 28). Sundays 11am-4pm (December 9, December 16 and December 23).

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