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Enderby farmers market given a new location

A popular attraction in Enderby is on the move.

Council voted Monday to relocate the Open Air Market from Cliff Avenue to the city hall parking lot for 2014 because of concerns from downtown merchants.

“Numbers were going down in businesses on those days and parking was a problem on Cliff Avenue,” said Coun. Raquel Knust.

“We have to support the businesses.”

Knust believes the city hall parking lot is a suitable compromise.

“It’s a win-win. They (market) get highway access and the businesses will be happy,” she said.

That is also the view of Mayor Howie Cyr.

“In order to have certainty, we have mutually agreed to use the city hall parking lot,” he said.

“It will still be nice and the site is central and has good visibility.”

Council’s decision to relocate the market come after a committee explored the concerns from merchants and the needs of market vendors.

The Open Air Market took root on Cliff Avenue in 2012 and had previously been in the Maud Avenue parking lot.

 

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