Market Development Meeting Changes From RFP

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Important Meeting for All Vendors

We need to Make our views known or the City Market may suffer unreasonable changes as the developer deviates from the original proposal to build a permanent home for the Charlottesville City Market.

West 2nd Development Meeting

RFP

City Market RFP Response Volume 1

Feasibility Report

Feasibility Report - Charlottesville Market District v3

 

Possible Time Change

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For many years the Charlottesville City Market has operated from 7AM till Noon Saturdays throughout the growing season – something has happened to suggest a time change to 8am till 1pm. Most farmers didn’t seem to take much notice, but some felt it was a really bad idea.

  • Produce is best early – too much heat after 11:00 even –  heaven forbid till 1:00pm- and then it goes into a hot customer car?
  • Customers will still show at a 6am trying to buy early and interrupt setup
  • Setup traffic will be worse – as early in the morning as possible is best with road blockage etc
  • Later the almighty downtown customers will be trying to park – during pack up and break down running over cords etc
  • Later will create more conflict with downtown lunch  businesses
  • Nobody can leave early – so many farm vendors might find themselves stuck till later than they want to be there.

Time Feedback

Perhaps you should let staff know how you feel about this:

citymarket@charlottesville.org