Around Poland, marketplaces are being liquidated in favor of developer investments. Merchants and their customers are protesting, but city authorities remain indifferent to their appeals. The number of bazaars has been falling for several years, and maintaining them is becoming less and less profitable for the authorities. Last year's report of the Central Statistical Office (GUS) shows that the number of permanent marketplaces has not increased in any voivodship. In 2017, there were 2,173 markets registered in Poland, down by 1.2 percent year-on-year.
In Warsaw, the authorities decided to replace the Banach market for a building with flats for rent. Despite numerous protests, after over a hundred years of operation, the bazaar had to disappear. The merchants were moved to the market space a few hundred meters away on Majewskiego Street.