More than 600 people have signed a petition calling for a Jersey investment company to open a car park it owns in Stafford.
The car park in Kingsmead is part of a development site owned by Triple Jersey Limited.
It had been earmarked for a supermarket, but has been closed since August when that deal fell through.
Local businesses say they are losing customers as they have nowhere to park.
Deidre Mellor, who owns a toy shop there, says the last few months have been tough.
Quote Message: We've done quite well over most of the Christmases we've been here but this one we were about 40% down on sales, which is quite bad. After Christmas, January was awful - the worst one since we've opened. This month isn't looking a lot better. Ten months of a closed car park and all the empty units behind us are no help whatsoever." from Deidre Mellor Toy shop owner