Leicester

Harborough's Market Hall in line for £400,000 revamp

Harborough Market Hall
Image caption The stalls will be moved during the work

A Leicestershire town's indoor market is to get a major facelift, after plans to close it were dropped.

Harborough District Council had been considering moving traders from the Market Harborough Market Hall and leasing it to a major retail chain.

But after strong opposition from stallholders and some residents, the idea was shelved.

Now a £410,000 project to create a food hall, modernise toilets and remodel the layout is due to begin in 2014.

The council is also planning to open the building for seven days a week, rather than the current three.

It is currently talking to traders about temporary relocation of the 72 stalls while work takes place.

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