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Locals considering ‘city market’

October 12, 2013

FAIRMONT — It’s a question many smaller towns are facing: What will help bring in more people and give them something to enjoy? One possibility being examined is a city market that could operate as ......

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kurtfriese

Oct-12-13 12:09 PM

"In an attempt to learn more, a trip to the Newbo City Market in Cedar Falls for area leaders and others interested is scheduled for Oct. 19."

They are going to have a hard time visiting the NewBo City Market in Cedar Falls when the market is actually about 40 miles south in Cedar Rapids. I should know, I helped create it.

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blue5011

Oct-12-13 8:28 PM

City market? Fairmont can't even keep tenants in the mall here...

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FranklinBen

Oct-14-13 6:54 AM

If the project can stand on its own, with maybe an initial tax break, I'm all for it. If it's like the city pool and losing money, then no. Question for "kurtfriese" - is it working and not requiring taxpayer money? Is it privately run?

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Vava11

Oct-14-13 3:29 PM

Sounds like a pipe dream to me. Obviously Phelan doesn't fully understand the social climate or economy of the Fairmont area. This idea is DOA.

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AntoineRoquentin

Oct-15-13 12:40 PM

We'll end up with another mostly empty building.

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