Should downtown's 2nd Street Market expand?

12:16 p.m Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 Homepage
Staff Writer
“The Flowerman” at the 2nd Street Market. SUBMITTED

Here's your chance to speak up.

The 2nd Street Market is looking at expanding its hours and making other changes at a time when the facility is operating at capacity and attendance has grown.  

Five Rivers MetroParks, which runs the public market, is surveying local residents to find out what they like about the market, how they use it and what improvements they would like to see.

Survey takers are asked what additional days and hours they would visit the market if it was open, and what products and vendors are most important to their patronage. MetroParks’ this year completed a comprehensive master plan that recommends growing the market’s footprint.  

Redevelopment in the Webster Station area, including new townhouses a block from the market and new apartments at the nearby Water Street District, may help provide a dependable customer base for the facility’s sellers.

“The whole point of the survey is to measure attitude and interest of our patrons,” said Bill Tschirhart, chief of administration with Five Rivers MetroParks. “Everything begins and ends with community input.”  

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