Empty spots in the last 2 cities

I just remarked that there is an empty spot in the last 2 cities of the game. I have ended the game on normal, and no crafters took that space. Is it used? or is it just there because something got pulled from the game last minute?

Screenshot of the empty area in the Hidden Camp in Caldeum that is next to Leah's belongings and across the path from the Blacksmith (behind where Squirt is now, although this is an older screenshot)
Screenshot of the empty area in Bastion's Keep between the entrance to the Keep Depths and the doorway out to Arreat Gate and the Skycrown Battlements


Presumably, these spaces were intended for the artisan that would have been the Mystic, whose function varied over time, but originally included identification, crafting spellcaster items, and creating scrolls and charms. As these things were removed or made simpler, her purpose was obviated and so she was removed. To quote Blizzard on the matter:

The design team is currently looking at systems and cleaning them up,
removing any superfluous system objectives and those that are beyond
fixing. Thus, we’re removing the Mystic artisan. As we look at the big
picture, the Mystic simply wasn’t adding anything to our customization
system. Enhancement was really just the socket and gem system with a
different name, and it would prolong the release of the game even
further to go back to the drawing board and differentiate it, so we’ll
revisit the Mystic and enhancements at a later time. Removing her from
the game took some time, but it’s nowhere near the efforts that would
be required to flesh out a better customization system. We hope she’ll
be able to join your caravan in the future, but for now we’re going to
focus on the extensive customization options the game already offers.

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