13 Nov Downtown Glendale Market Holiday Hiatus
The Downtown Glendale Association board has accepted the recommendation of the market manager and will take a holiday hiatus for the Downtown Market effective today.
Rick Lemmo, president of the DGA, said that the start of construction on adjacent street would adversely affect the traffic to the market, which is located at 200 N. Maryland in the parking lot of the First Baptist church. The DGA plans to assess all options and suggestions throughout this coming winter season and reopen an exciting new and improved market in the spring of 2015.
Lemmo thanked the market operator, Carole Gallegos, and the dozens of merchants who came to the market each week. “Your dedication, help and support in establishing and promoting our brand has been challenging, but please know how grateful we are to you for your steadfast spirit,” Lemmo told the merchants in a statement.
The DGA is an association of Downtown Stakeholders running its community benefit district that is paid for by the property owners in the downtown area with the intent of beautifying and improving the downtown area and creating opportunities for shopping, dining and entertainment. Among the DGA’s many activities are the hiring and supervision of the Downtown Glendale ambassadors who clean the streets, and the decorations for fall and holiday seasons that adorn the downtown corners.