Thursday 20th October 2011 Watford Observer, by Chris Hewett
Watford Council gave the indoor stalls a boost in recent weeks by promising extra money to promote a series of guest markets during the festive period.
The cash, including contributions from the stall holders themselves, has paid for the floor to be repainted and “a general tidy up”, something trader Grant Adams hopes will breathe new life into the arena.
Mr Adams, chair of the national market traders’ federation in Watford, said: “We want to bring it into the 21st Century. The market is Watford – without it the town wouldn’t be the same. It has lost its way a bit but we need to make sure it is back at the forefront of people’s minds when they come shopping.”
A guest food and craft market held last week brought revived interest in the retail site according to Mr Adams, who said the variation meant a positive future for traders.
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