MINNEAPOLIS — In one other blow to the standing of Nicollet Mall as a well-liked vacation spot, organizers have introduced that the Farmers Market won’t be making a return to the mall this summer season.
Officers with the Minneapolis Farmers Markets mentioned that they’re selecting to focus their efforts elsewhere this 12 months.
“There simply wasn’t the quantity of foot visitors on Nicollet after the pandemic, with everybody working from dwelling,” Ashley Nathe, govt director and market supervisor, mentioned.
As an alternative, they’ll give attention to the unique location off East Lyndale Avenue.
“With this being a 7-day-a-week market from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., it simply appeared like the precise transfer for us to make,” Nathe mentioned. “Whereas we perceive it is a vital change for everybody who shopped on the Nicollet Mall location, we encourage these customers to hitch us on the East Lyndale location.”
That location can be opening subsequent week, on April 29.
The Minneapolis Downtown Council mentioned that they’re wanting ahead to welcoming totally different, new and returning markets to downtown.
“New experiences alongside Nicollet are within the works. We count on to share the complete summer season calendar later in Could,” Leah Wong, with DID, mentioned.