A historic market in Oxford is underperforming because it is “invisible, dark and dated”, according to an official report.
The Covered Market has been operating for more than 200 years in a building dating back to the 1770s.
Oxford City Council is considering the market’s future, and commissioned the independent review in which the criticisms were levelled.
Shop owner Joy Hetherington called the report “interesting and thorough”.
The Retail Group, which carried out the review, said while the market was in the heart of Oxford, it had “hardly any impact whatsoever”.
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