Three weeks on from the fire which devastated the heart of Exeter, the city takes a big step forwards tomorrow with the opening of its annual Christmas market in the shadow of the burnt out hotel.
But while the market represents some good news for shoppers, businesses are still struggling with the fallout. Noisy generators and awkward access is making life uncomfortable for some of those trying to get back to some kind of normality.
The disruption caused by the fire has had a knock effect to the Christmas Market. The generators used to power the Chalets have been relocated from their usual position.
The organisers of the market say there's nothing they can do.
Shop owners are keen to see the Market being a huge success but some feel it's not just the generators that need to be moved.
This year's Christmas Market starts on 19 November and runs until December 18.