April 24, 2012 LEP.co.uk
A butcher is spending thousands of pounds revamping his stall as a city market sets about a renaissance.
Over the past decade, Preston’s indoor market has been stifled by a lack of investment due to its planned demolition under the Tithebarn scheme.
But after the collapse of the £700m project, which would have seen the market demolished, traders have now decided to start investing in their stalls.
Michael Clarke, who runs WB Clarke and Sons butchers, is making final preparations for a major overhaul.
He said: “We are going to rip it to bits and start again.
“The council is not going to do anything about moving us over the next two years, so I thought it was about time to do something about it.
“All the fittings have been here 20-odd years and it looks it so I thought it was time to move with the times a bit.”
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