In its final years, the market had been criticised as being a focus for crime and illegal activity including drug dealing (and the associated crime in stolen goods). However, many traders expressed contempt for the addicts who congregate there and who felt had dragged down the market's reputation.
Paddy's Market was closed by Glasgow City Council on 15 May 2009, when they took over the lease on the current site from Network Rail. The move had been fiercely criticised by many traders who had a procession to the City Chambers.
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