Harrisburg Happening

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Open Letter to Broad Street Market Management

I see the new manager is as clueless as the last one. Now he's telling vendors they may not be open on Tuesdays. That will drive more out, since you really can't run a business selling food just 4 days a week.

And in case the manager is blind to trends, here's a news blast. The Market's patrons are not just state workers at lunch and residents of Cumberland Court and Jackson Lick anymore. With houses selling for up to $300,000 (corner of Forster and Second) these days, and most homes selling in the $150,000 plus range, people are moving in with lots of disposable income. Guess what? They don't get home before 5 pm. They would love to walk to the Market and pick up fresh ingredients to prepare on their Viking ranges and granite countertops.

Instead of closing at 4 p.m. and only being open Wednesday through Saturday, how about expanding hours? As it stands now, if I leave my office later than 3:30 p.m I have to stop at the new Giant Giant in Camp Hill for the evening's ingredients. I'd much rather walk across the street . . .

The problem is no new blood in any of the organizations that haven't done a damn thing for the city over the last twenty years. The Harrisburg Historic Association is a prime example. All talk and no action. And now their executive director also runs the Broad Street Market. Talk about continuing on in the shallow end of the gene pool. Fresh blood and fresh ideas - it's about time.


Anonymous josh said...

I'm pretty sure the Broad Street Market hired a new Marketmaster within the past year. That's some new blood!

July 25, 2006  

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