A PAIR who have had a long-standing interest in magic and crystals has found a perfect permanent stall in Leigh Market.

After travelling to various events across the country, Simon Battersby passed on his love of magic to Martin Fairhurst and the pair began to collect products to sell online and at car boot sales.

As the business grew its reputation and popularity, Simon and Martin began to search for a permanent location to house their stock and business, and launched the 'Luna Hare' in Leigh Market earlier this month.

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Simon, from Atherton, said: "I've always had a fascination with magic and fantasy so after building up our stock, and things were going well with the business, we thought why not make this a permanent thing?

"The response we have had so far has been brilliant, with lots of people popping in or having a chat with us. It's been very friendly in the market."

Martin, who has also starred in Coronation Street in the past, explained that the pair will continue to sell their products online to keep the business going if they have quiet days in the market.

Selling magic, crystal, and candle related products, the Luna Hare will be open six days a week from the market and will aim to keep their reputation fresh by bringing in new seasonal products all year round.