May 8, 2012 Leicester Mercury
Plans to raise the profile of a “hidden gem” of Leicester Market are being drawn up.
The £600,000 Market Corner food court was launched a year ago, with 20 gazebo stalls and a promise of a “diverse mix of local culinary heavyweights every Friday and Saturday”.
The idea was to encourage people to sample cuisine from around the world in the open air, but within months the number of stallholders had dwindled.
On Saturday, there were just four stalls.
Deputy city mayor Rory Palmer said Leicester City Council was aware that Market Corner needed to be better promoted.
“The Market Corner, along with the covered market and, in the indoor market, fish and cheese on offer, is a hidden gem,” he said.
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