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Plans for downtown Vernon market in limbo

Plans for a public market on 30th Avenue are hold until Vernon city council makes a decision. - Photo submitted
Plans for a public market on 30th Avenue are hold until Vernon city council makes a decision.
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Some uncertainty has developed over plans for a public market in downtown Vernon.

City council stated Monday that it wants a clear indication that 30th Avenue businesses support the concept put forward by the Downtown Vernon Association before it decides parts of the road will be closed Friday nights.

"I've talked to a few businesses and they don't support it," said Coun. Bob Spiers.

The DVA has been given until April 28 to canvas the businesses on 30th Avenue and report its findings back to council.

"I'm disappointed but we will go and get written surveys from the merchants," said Lara Konkin, DVA executive director.

"We've spoken to every business we could and I am convinced we have the support of merchants on 30th Avenue."

Look for more in Wednesday's Morning Star.

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