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Popular farmers market will have new home during Nicollet Mall revamp


The popular downtown Minneapolis farmers market will have a new home this summer as Nicollet Mall gets a $50 million facelift.

For decades shoppers have flocked to Nicollet Mall to buy fruits, vegetables, plants and other products. But for the next two summers the market will move to Hennepin Avenue, according to the farmers market's Facebook page.

The newly located market will have the same hours – 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays – and is scheduled to open May 7, WCCO reports.

It'll be the same thing, just a block over, the market notes, and city officials say they'll be able to fit all the vendors along Hennepin between fifth and 10th streets, the Star Tribune reports.

But some vendors who rely on the market a large chunk of their income are worried about the lack of foot traffic on Hennepin Avenue, and the potential loss in revenue, the newspaper says.

Construction on Nicollet Mall is expected to begin in July and wrap up by 2017. The plan for the mall includes space for the farmers market.

The Central Minnesota Vegetable Growers Association runs the Minneapolis Farmers Market on Nicollet Mall, and also its main location on Lyndale Avenue. The organization has grown to support 230 vendors since it first began serving fresh produce to the community in 1876, the market's website says.

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