Hammonds of Hull Food Hall takes on 150 new staff ahead of grand opening

It is not long now until the grand opening of Hammonds of Hull – and with it, a food hall which has already brought 150 new jobs to the city.

The old Hammond building in Hull, which used to be home to House of Fraser, will open its doors on Friday, December 3.

It comes in perfect time for the Christmas period as customers will be able to enjoy craft beer stands, coffee bars, artisan food, and of course plenty of shopping.

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As well as food and drink, HoH will also feature a vinyl store, Bug Vinyl Records, which also plans to host live music events and DJ sets.

The new department hall is predicted to attract two million people a year to the city centre, developers have said ahead of its opening next month.

The 30,000 square feet destination will also create 200 jobs for local businesses, foodies and emerging artists in the city for its plans to transform the Paragon Square building.



Hammonds of Hull will generate 200 new job opportunities in the area ahead of opening this Christmas
Hammonds of Hull will generate 200 new job opportunities in the area ahead of opening this Christmas

Hammonds revealed on their Instagram page on Monday afternoon that 150 people have now signed contracts ahead of starting their new roles in December.

The post reads: “Today, we welcome over 150 new staff to #HoHFoodHall.

“Chefs, front of house, back of house, cleaners, bar tenders, security, baristas, kitchen porters, waiters, and more.”

Eann Smith, creator and operator of HoH, said the new venue would be a destination that “Hull can be proud of”.

“HoH is a hive of local producers, makers and bakers,” he said. “We aim to attract two million visitors a year and breathe life back into the city centre.”



HoH Food Hall at the old Hammond building in Hull, which used to be home to House of Fraser

Doors will open ready for the Christmas run-in, with those behind the project giving more details as the final month of preparation begins.

It will boast a “vibrant collection of dining, organic grocery, retail, food, music and art offerings, including artisanal food and beverage stations”.

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