By Victoria Prest in The Press.
Early evening family entertainment plans for York city-centre have been quietly dropped, prompting questions on how the early evening economy can thrive.
In 2014, a pilot scheme was proposed for Coppergate designed specifically to keep families in the city after shops and other attractions had closed. It was to have included market stalls and family entertainment, in the hope that would fill a lull in trade after traditional closing times, and balance out the later night time alcohol-driven trade by providing more family-friendly activities.
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