The Friday morning Open Air Market could possibly expand to one evening a week in Enderby.

The Friday morning Open Air Market could possibly expand to one evening a week in Enderby.

Market may grow in Enderby

Organizers of the Open Air Market told city council Monday that they are considering possibly adding a second market.

There could eventually be more opportunities to purchase fresh produce and crafts in Enderby.

Organizers of the Open Air Market told city council Monday that they are considering possibly adding a second market.

“There needs to be a lot more discussion first,” said Gabriele Wesle, with the market.

Currently, the market runs from April until fall on Friday mornings in the city hall parking lot.

Currently being investigated is whether there could be a market on Cliff Avenue Thursdays from late afternoon into the evening.

“Some customers can’t come to the morning market,” said Wesle, adding, though, that a number of factors must be considered before a decision is made.

“We’re not sure if the (Cliff Avenue) merchants wants us on the street.”

There appears to be support among city council to investigate the possibility of an evening market.

“The goal of revitalization of Cliff Avenue is to add some vibrancy in the downtown core,” said Mayor Greg McCune.

“An evening market would be good for people who are working during the day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.”

McCune doesn’t believe an evening market would create many challenges for Cliff Avenue businesses as many close at 5 p.m. And in fact, he says a market may create some opportunities.

“Restaurants could maybe do just coffee or other beverages. Maybe someone could set up ice cream,” he said.

If an evening market were to occur, it would likely only be held during July and August.