An urgent meeting has been called by Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce, with retailers to discuss the downturn in trade over the Christmas period, and the continued hardship suffered by the business community.
It will be held on Wednesday at what was once the most bombed hotel in Europe, the Europa, in Belfast city centre.
There is no doubt that the past two months have been incredibly difficult for traders in Belfast.
We want to hear the first-hand experience of businesses, along with their views and opinions on the current crisis.
Twenty-nine police officers were injured during sectarian riots between republicans and loyalists in east Belfast today.
The union flag will be raised at dawn over Belfast City Hall for the first time since the dispute began last month.
Police were attacked for a third night, with frontline officers reportedly coming under gunfire as new loyalist trouble erupted in Belfast.