Foodies are anxiously awaiting an opening date for the Artisan Food Hall in the city centre.

Artisan Food Hall Worcester revealed in February it hopes to open the ground floor and basement of the former department store by April or May.

However, there is still no sign of an opening date and the company has not responded to contact from Worcester News.

Contractors could be seen working inside the former department store where there are plans to open the ground floor and basement before opening other floors.

There is no though no new signs revealing an opening date and some of the advertising boards have also been defaced with graffiti.

Worcester News: Graffiti on signage outside of Artisan Food Hall Worcester.Graffiti on signage outside of Artisan Food Hall Worcester.

The former Debenhams store permanently closed its doors in January 2021, and the site has been in development ever since.

It was revealed that the site will include live music, a farmers' market and vintage clothing stalls.

READ MORE: Plans and when food hall will open in old Debenhams store

The ground floor, which has an entrance from Crowngate, will be a farmers' market selling local produce while the entrance from the High Street will be more of a lounge.

The first floor will have a canteen featuring eight to ten local food and beverage businesses which will be open from Thursday to Sunday.

The basement section, previously men's clothing, will be a retail space for small businesses that sell products such as vintage clothing, retro furniture and zero waste products.

There could even potentially be a skyline bar and secret speakeasy on the top floor with views across Worcester's rooftops.

Artisan Food Hall has another 60,000 sq.ft facility located in Hull, which has a very similar concept to what the Worcester branch is set to be.

Artisan Food Hall Worcester hoped to open fully in June.