The Woodstock City Council on Monday voted to allow Main Street Woodstock to change the location of the market from the parking lot behind the Chambers at City Center/Elm Street Arts to Market Street, the new grid street the city opened earlier this year.
The move would allow Main Street Woodstock accommodated 50 vendors, which is twice as many as the roughly 25 vendors the have participating.
The market, which stared in 2009, moved to its current location in 2010, and the initiative has been successful.
However, due to the potential of the city moving forward with the first phase of its Towne Lake/Arnold Mill Road project, the market's director and board of directors for Main Street Woodstock petitioned to move the market.
The request would allow for the city to close Market Street between Mill Street and Maple Street between 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays from May through October.
Market venders would be set up along on-street parking areas, only using the drive aisle for movement of customers.
This would allow the drive aisle to be clear in the event emergency vehicles needed to access the area.
Main Street Woodstock notes volunteers for the program would place signage up on Friday afternoon and return the area to regular conditions no later than 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays.
Parking areas will be at Woodstock United Methodist Church, the Woodstock Gas Company parking lot and on-street parking along Market to the south and along Maple Street.
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