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DUKE Street Market has released a statement following a claim the new city venue has plagiarised another market.

Taking to social media, Manchester-based Mackie Mayor posted pictures of Duke Street Market on Instagram, alongside a caption claiming the Liverpool food hall has copied their concept.

The post read: "Look familiar... well, it's not us!! It's@dukestreetmarketin Liverpool.

"Some people say that imitation is the greatest form of flattery ... but that's not the full Oscar Wilde quote ... that was longer, and reads 'imitation is the greatest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness'...

Many foodies, both from Liverpool and Manchester, jumped to the Liverpool market's defence, claiming Mackie Mayor was being "pathetic" and "embarrassing".

In response to the claims, director of Duke Street Market, Matt Farrell, said: "Duke Street Market was created with Liverpool in mind. It's a great addition for the city and a new concept that further adds to our vibrant and thriving food and drink offering.

"The market has layers that give our guests variety; from Pilgrim as the showpiece restaurant to our six quality kitchens. We have always had nothing but respect and admiration for businesses in different locations."

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jun 18, 2019
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