June 14, 2012 The star
SHOPPERS in Sheffield are seeing the first signs of work on the city’s £17.5 million Moor Market – as traders in the area have been provided with new stalls ahead of builders moving in.
The outdoor market stands were previously spread along the shopping street, but they have now been grouped together on gazebo-type stalls.
And they are proving a hit with the traders, who are hoping the arrangement will be permanent.
The long-awaited Moor Market hall was first proposed 14 years ago, and construction is soon set to begin on the 79,000 sq feet building on empty land opposite Atkinsons.
It will house 200 stalls, plus eight two-storey shop units, and is planned to open in November next year.
Outdoor market trader Ray Newman, who sells vacuum cleaner spares and electrical accessories, said he was delighted with his new stall, outside the area earmarked for the new building.
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