Traders in Kirkgate Market in Leeds say they're experiencing such a decline in business that they're struggling to keep their heads above water.
Steven Verb helps out on his family's stall at Kirkgate Market for love, not money after his dad David was forced to lay him off.
Many of the traders working in the outdoor section of the market blame the way in which the £13 million redevelopment of the site is being carried out for causing the downturn. They believe that from some entrances, it appears closed to passing shoppers. As a result, the usually bustling market is seeing fewer customers. The reduction in rents, which is due to finish at the end of April, hasn't been enough to make up for their losses.
The city councillor leading the regeneration of the market area, and the neighbouring John Lewis Victoria Gate complex, takes the opposite view. He has pledged support for the market and its traders.
You can watch a full video report by Lisa Adlam below: