March Hare set to leap in Market Rasen

Sally Cordell and her team at The March Hare in Market Rasen
Sally Cordell and her team at The March Hare in Market Rasen
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The food has been delivered, the alcohol has been delivered, and just the finishing touches need to be done.

Any day now, said business owner Sally Cordell, her new venture will be opening in Market Square, smartening up a once-neglected corner of the square.

The B&B, opening upstairs, will be take a little longer to finish.

The March Hare cafe/wine bar features handmade tables and chairs and railings from Evergreen, the local building contractor.

“I wanted a name that reflects Lincolnshire, the countryside and something that would incorporate a bar, B&B and coffee shop,” Sally explained.

Since work started on redeveloping the building, a former wine bar that has stood empty for four years, Sally says people have been really positive about the development.

“They are pleased with the aesthetic look outside. We feel that we have made a difference to the high street. Let’s hope it inspires others to do the same,” she said.

Sally, the owner/ general manager, has recruited five staff to help her run the cafe, which will add to her other business, Spring Beauty Room and ladieswear shop, which employ seven. Sally will run the March Hare as well as part manage the other businesses.

It will be open from morning, and well into the night, with it promising a range of hot drinks, right through to tapas and cocktails in the evenings. There will also be a waiter service and reservations will be taken, though walk-ins will always be welcome. A takeaway service is also promised.

“The business is all new to us, so please be patient. Give us time to settle,” she said. “We can make coffee, we are up to scratch with coffee.”

The March Hare adds to another high street opening this month. Epworth barber James Swales opens The Men’s Room barbers in Market Place Walk next Monday.