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Spokane Public Market calling it quits
Spokane Public Market calling it quits

The Spokane Public Market has announced it’s closing its doors. The non-profit that runs the market says there just isn’t enough support to keep going.


“It’s horrible,” said Torie Foote, President of the Spokane Public Market Board. “I think Spokane needs it.”


Foote said they had to make the tough decision to close due to lack of support from the community, lack of vendors, and lack of foot traffic in the venue. The market opened in 2011, and initially stated they wanted to purchase the location at the corner of 2nd and Browne by this year.


“It’s been a whole series of things,” said Foote.


The non-profit that runs the market will be dissolved and Foote said they have no plans of moving locations at the moment. She did mention that the building owners might keep the Spokane Public Market name.


The market will close on March 7th, with what Foote describes as a yard sale style sale, with the goal being to clear out the building.

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