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Sunday, July 16, 2006

What's With the Broad Street Market?

I went to the Market in Saturday, and it seemed so empty. No more cheese stand, lots of empty space, very little variety in the selection. I estimate about 25% of the available space is empty. What is management doing wrong? Are they charging too much? Not providing enough support? Not advertising enough?

After exploring Florence's Mercanto Centrale, I am struck by how great a market can be. Any ideas on what we can do (other than open a stand - no time for that!)

6 Comments:

Blogger Aries708 said...

GSA just picked Cumberland Court as their selected Courthouse site...this could help the Broad Street Market... I do feel bad for the folks that liked living there.

July 17, 2006  
Blogger Anniken Davenport, Esquire said...

How will it help the market? Judges may buy lunch, but not their groceries.

July 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't they just get a new manager? Maybe some should ask her / him.

July 18, 2006  
Blogger Anniken Davenport, Esquire said...

Yes, they have a new manager. I'm planning to stop by and introduce myself soon.

July 18, 2006  
Blogger hbggirl said...

It might help their business if the market were what it used to be. There are lots of business people in Lancaster who do not live there who buy items to take home. Great market. Broad Street - unfortunately - ain't what it used to be even just a few years ago.

July 18, 2006  
Blogger Anniken Davenport, Esquire said...

Yes - but why has it so dramatically declined? It seems precipitous to me, starting about a year ago.

July 18, 2006  

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