Traders at a Nottingham outdoor market say they hope a new 10-year agreement with Nottingham City council will help invigorate sales.
The city council is allowing market traders to operate independently for the first time.
The Sneinton Market is due to move to a new location in 18 months to allow redevelopment at the current site.
“We hope by expanding the market we can serve the local community better,” market trader Mike Barnes said.
“There are plenty of students living in the area and we want to make this a vibrant and bustling market,” market trader Rachel Blackwell said.
The market is one of the city’s oldest but traders had complained that the council was no longer providing stalls or collecting waste from the market.
Under the new arrangement, the stall holders will be responsible for organising their own services.
From BBC 2006