Environmental Health officials are warning that if St peter Port's old slaughterhouse is to be converted into a market then it will have meet strict food safety rules.
Deputy Mike Hadley wants to see the building used as an old-fashioned market-place for local traders.
The slaughterhouse closed in 2013 after a replacement was built at Longue Hougue.
But Val Cameron, the head of Environmental Health, has been giving advice to traders who want to sell local produce from the disused site.
She says while there are a series of regulations that would have to be met, a market could work.