Vancouver Farmers Market to relocate

first_imgThe Vancouver Farmers Market is celebrating its 30th anniversary in an unexpected way — with a move.But as the market’s Executive Director Jordan Boldt describes it, it’s more of a pivot than a move.The market will keep its spot on Esther Street abutting Esther Short Park, but will relocate from West Sixth Street to West Eighth Street.Boldt said the city initially approached the market in September, following the opening of the Vancouver Waterfront Park with concerns the market would block access during the summer.With looming summer construction complicating the situation, it was decided it would be better for everyone involved if the market relocated.“The market’s perspective is obviously it’s never an easy thing to undertake, but we’re pretty optimistic,” Boldt said. “We think the new space is going to actually be better for the market.”Eighth Street does have a drawback, however. The street isn’t as wide as Sixth Street, meaning the market can’t set up three rows of vendors. Eighth Street is only wide enough for two rows.“We had to elongate the market a little bit to make up for the extra space,” he said. The market will form a “T” and move up and down Eighth Street.last_img read more