The Flint Farmers Market Gives New Details About The Move To Downtown [Video]
The Flint Farmers Market is one of the most popular spots in Flint, but their planned move into the old Flint Journal building has not been very popular. Over the weekend some new details were released about the pending move to Downtown Flint.
The biggest change in the new announcement will be the tearing down of the old Flint Journal print building to create more parking for the market. The market will now reside in the east side. That will show off the building's atrium which will serve as the market's town square.
According to the press release from URC, here are the other planned modifications:
-Developing the existing multi-story atrium into an indoor "town square" facing Willson Park
-Creating a replica of the current outdoor pavilion with 46 vendor stalls along First Street
-Adding an additional customer entrance on the east side of the building (four major doors total, three on the west side, one on the east side)
-Incorporating the existing truck bays into the market storage area for easier vendor loading and unloading
-Re-configuring cold and dry storage space for vendors
-Enhancing and relocating the demonstration kitchen
-Adding two new kitchen layouts to allow more groups to utilize the incubator/commercial kitchen at the same time
-Enlarging the community room with access to the new demonstration kitchen
-Adding mezzanine with leasable space, additional restrooms, market office and vendor lounge opening onto roof terrace
Watch the original video uploaded about the move below, and the ABC12 report about the new changes afterward.