A £600,000 piazza which opened a year ago is to be built on as part a proposed £7 million revamp of Leicester Market.
City mayor Sir Peter Soulsby said Market Corner, next to the Corn Exchange building at the market, had “not lived up to expectations” since it was unveiled in May 2011.
The paved area, vigorously opposed by traders before it opened, was intended to serve as an open-air food court to entice more traders and shoppers.
Market stalls were removed along with a section of the market roof, but the number of regular traders has been poor.
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