February 24, 2012 Leicester Mercury
City mayor Sir Peter Soulsby toured Leicester Market yesterday to find out how traders and shoppers want the area improved.
His visit comes as the city council is looking at plans to demolish and replace the indoor market following a public consultation on its future.
He said: “The market is right at the heart of the city centre and we’ve got to make sure that it continues to thrive.
“And while it offers so much, there is also a lot that could be done to improve it. For example, it is clear that the indoor market hall is in need of major change if we are to attract new customers and traders.”
Last October, the mayor invited people to give their views on the future direction of Leicester Market in a public consultation.
The majority of people who took part agreed that the indoor market should be demolished and the traders given a new covered location. The city council is now looking at how this could be achieved.
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