For a second time since July, the opening date of Sheffield’s Fargate Container Park has been pushed back to an undisclosed date – but do we even know which businesses will be opening there?
The modern-looking container park will provide units for independent, local businesses, as advertised on the railings surrounding the unit; and online.
A banner surrounding the Fargate construction site lists these businesses: JamArtWorks, Yoki, Urban Slice, Hide, Re-Owned, Get Wurst, Bake and Craft. However, it seems that some of these businesses will not be part of the container.
Re-Owned, a pre-owned, vintage clothing store, told us via Instagram: “You have been misinformed, I’m not opening a business on Fargate. Sorry about that.”
To add to this mystery, a spokesperson for Yoki, a Sheffield based Korean restaurant, said: “Niko Niko is moving in, and we won’t be able to move in there because there’s only one unit available, we have two entities.
“We’re looking to open a restaurant near Ecclesall Rd instead.”
Owned by the same people as Yoki, Niko Niko are another Korean restaurant, based in Sheffield.
However, a spokesperson for Niko Niko said: “We are not going into the Fargate container either, it’s the same owner but a different brand called ‘Clapping Seoul.’
“Other than that we aren’t allowed to give any more information at this time.”
The container park cost £446,000, and was paid for by government grants. It was first due to open before the women’s Euros, but was pushed back to October following concerns from Yorkshire Water, due to the site being located on top of one of the cities main sewage containers.
At this point, we have been unable to get comments from other businesses set to open there.