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Establish an indoor public market in downtown Peoria with food and market vendor stalls.


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Jon Walker Peoria, IL

I always felt the remaining space in River Station would make a good indoor, year round market.

Zach Borders Chicago, IL

This is a really great idea. An iconic and beloved building with the interior and exterior spaces that could make it work.

Christopher Callen Peoria, IL

Downtown Peoria needs a 24/7 and year round marketplace. A ' supermarket ' chain isn't as necessary if consumers (ex: residents, tourists, workers, etc.) had easy access to a large, well-run, central marketplace for fresh baked goods, meats, and produce. The Warehouse District has excellent, sizable, buildings that could be rehabbed for that purpose.

Valerie Brown Peoria Heights, IL

Everyone could use fresh fruits and veggies! I was going to suggest something very similar like a community garden every year and volunteers come help plant weed and take care of it in return taking a box of fresh harvested items home

Jeffrey Smith Astoria, IL

This is important to bring people into the area the market will take place.
This is important to me because the area smaller towns are using this type of market and or farmers market to bring in more people to their business districts

Imagine Peoria... Metamora, IL

A good component for an indoor market is the low cost to create one from an existing, large open space.

Imagine Peoria... Metamora, IL

A have in mind an excellent candidate for the space and it is vacant.

Marci Jett Peoria, IL

Soulard in St.Louis is one of the best features of the city. There are some dedicated spaces/shops and seasonal. This would be amazing for Peoria!

Greg Potts Peoria, IL

My wife and I have visited the Grand Rapids downtown market several times. http://downtownmarketgr.com We feel this would be a nice addition to downtown. It adds services that are important to support residential growth downtown along with adding a nice attraction for residents and visitors.

Zach Borders Chicago, IL

Other relevant examples include North Market (Columbus, OH) http://www.northmarket.com and Milwaukee Public Market (Milwaukee, WI) http://www.milwaukeepublicmarket.org

Grant Zastrow Peoria, IL

This is a great example because the Grand Rapids Downtown Market is in a similar neighborhood that is part of a similarly sized city. Using the Grand Rapids Downtown Market as an inspiration could help this project avoid some potential pitfalls and give it a better chance of success.

Roy Randle Torrance, CA

It should be as extensive and varied as traffic would support.
Provide opportunity to make continuously make suggestions for the market and insure that it will succeed permanently. The Warehouse District has the perfect ambiance for this.

Municipal Builder Chicago, IL

Consider attending and supporting Peoria's first ever winter Riverfront Market on Saturday, January 20th, 9am-2pm, inside River Station. This one day only event could serve as a first test for the larger idea of a year-round market, as suggested by this campaign.
The Market will feature local meats, winter produce, local art & live music. Participating vendors can be seen on this flyer: http://www.visitdowntownpeoria.com/files/Winter_Market_List_of_Vendors_3.jpg

Christopher Callen Peoria, IL

" So looking forward to it! I'm constantly spreading the word. One of my siblings, recently, moved Downtown and loves the environment. THIS makes it even better. "

Colleen Kimball East Peoria, IL

A public market is a great way to encourage small businesses and artisans, inspire togetherness, and even drive some tourism.

Nancy Payne-Sopher Peoria, IL

As a resident of the downtown area, I would love a place to shop year round!

Seth Cocquit Peoria, IL

I like it. It'd offer more opportunity for local farmers and local consumers to connect during the cooler months of the year.

Laurie Paskey East Peoria, IL

I think this is a very good idea. I have visited several cities that have these and I love going to them. I always have wished we had one here! My husband is from the Ohio area where they have them in almost every city. We love them.

Municipal Builder Chicago, IL

Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new indoor market in Downtown Rockford were held yesterday: http://www.rrstar.com/news/20180307/construction-of-indoor-rockford-city-market-begins
Rockford City Market started as an outdoor market in 2010. The new, complementary, indoor market is scheduled to open in early November and already has 3 permanent vendors. http://www.rockfordcitymarket.com/ What will it take to make something similar happen in Downtown Peoria?

Jeffrey Smith Astoria, IL

Fresh is where its at in a healthy world meaning veggies.

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