I start from the premis that a smaller selection of vibrant shops and stall would be better than a rundown larger grouping. Replace half the current sq with grass/garden/benches. The rest create a space which can be used for different events inc markets , flea markets and community events so that would inc access to electricity and water. A series of temp shelters to cover the area depending on The weather and upgrade/rebuild the shop fronts. Regular police or security patrols and I would like to see a bandstand. A really vibrant and importantly well managed area would give focus. It would need to be supported with effective transport inc electric charging points. My main point is that it needs to be done well or it will be dragged back to what we have and be a waste of money. So in brief, Replan, refurb and manage.
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