January 18, 2012 Derbyshire Times
The news comes as a trader has blasted the revamp as “despicable” – and collected over 200 signatures against the plans.
Work has been held up due to a delay in tendering for the construction work – but Elizabeth Shires, of Chesters Cafe on Newbold Road, is urging council bosses to rethink their plans.
She says her customers are against the £4m refurbishment and claim it is a “waste of money” and “not needed”.
She added: “Everyone says they are ruining the history of the market and the artist impression looks like La La Land.
“The council should maybe try and do it up but to do this, it’s despicable. It looks absolutely disgraceful.”
The refurbishment, which is now set to start in late March, has received a mixed reaction from market traders.
Butcher Chris Norton, of W Hodkin, said: “I’m in favour of a refurbishment but whether or not it needed to be so thorough I don’t know.”
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