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Richmond Night Market open for the season

Thousands of people came out to enjoy food, shopping, selfies with giant lollipops and to welcome the Richmond Night Market back on it’s first day of 2014, last Friday night.

“They’ve been waiting for a year,” said Raymond Cheung, founder of the Richmond Night Market. “It’s exciting.”

There were lineups at some of the most popular vendors soon after the doors opened.

“We are becoming an attraction,” Cheung said.

Beyond the more than 90 food and 200 retail vendors, the market boasts an extensive carnival game section, a lineup of live entertainment set for the summer and a fantastic new Candyland castle.

“We wanted people to see it and say ‘wow’,” Cheung said.

Also being introduced this year is a coupon book, which provides over $150 in savings for some of the market’s more popular food vendors, games and retailers.

The night market attracts people from all backgrounds and over the years their choice in vendors has grown to reflect that.

“This is really a multicultural thing,” said Cheung.

“It’s like one big happy family.”

The Richmond Night Market, located near the Canada Line’s Bridgeport Station, is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and statutory holiday evenings until Oct. 13th.

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