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New Watford Market plans revealed
Plans to build a £1 million market in the car park of the former TJ Hughes building in Watford town centre were shown to traders tonight.
Borough councillors and market representatives discussed the plans, which include a weatherproof canopy, High Street entrance and street food area, at a meeting of the market working group.
The meeting at the town hall was told the new market could be open by summer next year.
Some existing traders voiced concerns about the location being too far from the town centre.
Mayor Dorothy Thornhill said: 'We have examined every square inch of Watford. There is nowhere else.
'People will come if what's in there is what they want to buy.'
The company will build a new, although smaller market, in an area known as the 'triangle' near the YMCA.
This will run alongside the new market, run by the council, in the car park of TJ Hughes.