February 11, 2012 by John Sutton, Liverpool Echo
PLANS to open a new weekend market have sparked fears that business at other markets could be threatened.
Liverpool’s Heritage Market, which shut up shop at Stanley Dock after 30 years in December, is due to relaunch at Brunswick Dock later this month.
But boss Kate Thompson wants to open on Saturdays as well as Sundays and has put in an application to Liverpool city council.
However, traders from the Great Homer Street Market in Everton are hoping to block the move.
One of the stallholders told the ECHO: “A Saturday licence should not be granted to the Heritage Market, in these times it could put us out of business.
“We want the council to take our views into consideration. Things are difficult enough at the moment without having to deal with unfair competition.”
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