5/1/12 * Cville Weekly [full story]
After a city-appointed task force recommended a permanent location for the market, several members formed a new group, the Charlottesville Market District Alliance (CMDA), which is advocating for a more developed, lasting market. This month, the alliance plans to encourage City Council to support its vision. For 18 years, vendors and shoppers have flocked to the Water Street parking lot every Saturday morning, April through December, for Charlottesville’s City Market. The location is often described as too crowded, and while some might see the busy scene as a sign of success, local experts believe the market could grow beyond the weekly, five-hour session if given the room to expand its footprint and its mission.
“There has to be a group that keeps pushing things forward and putting it on the radar of
city leaders,” said Brevy Cannon, former task force member and CMDA member.