City introduces multi-million dollar plans to upgrade Soulard Farmer's Market - KMOV.com

City introduces multi-million dollar plans to upgrade Soulard Farmer's Market

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- Plans to renovate St. Louis’ historic Soulard Farmer’s Market would run millions of dollars, but supporters say it’s worth it.

Upgrades would go toward plumbing and electrical wiring and updating the appearance of the market.

St. Louis Alderwoman Phyllis Young says supporters are considering a variety of funding sources, including a bond issue, private donations and grants.

She said the upgrades will reinforce the market’s standing in the community.

“There’s a lot of competition in the market these days,” said Young. “As you see, farmers markets are increasing everywhere. And so I think if we don’t do things, we’re going to diminish our draw.”

The public is invited to attend a meeting about plans to renovate the market next Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the 9th Street Abbey in Soulard.

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