Letters

PENINSULA: Street market should enhance

The layout of the Sidney Street Market has always puzzled me — even as a vendor. Why haven’t they configured it to include the shops that line the strip?

It’s just bad design to draw customers to a commercial area and then block out the permanent businesses.

If Sidney is going to have a street market – which it should — then they should use the attraction to draw a larger customer base for their permanent businesses that contribute significantly to municipal tax base.

Other than four hours per week, the proprietors who line Beacon are the life-blood of the local economy. Every other initiative should be designed to support and enhance their enterprises.

I enjoy the Sidney Street Market but it is disappointing to see the lights off and the doors closed behind those portable tents.

Often times we think we need to spend millions of dollars building attractive infrastructure to attract the customers — sometimes we just have to make some minor adjustments to how we operate.

Adam Olsen

Central Saanich

 

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