More To The Story: Rossville Markets will continue

Dave finds out the future of the outdoor markets in Rossville

ROSSVILLE, Georgia (WDEF) – That’s Heather Herweyer. Marking out the vendor spots for the next Rossville Boulevard open-air market.

Yes, they will continue. Organizers say the markets so far, down by the state line, have gone even better than first expected!

“We have been pleasantly surprised. We thought if 50 people come out we’ll call it a success. Our first market had over 300 people. We’ve been blown away by the support.”

JULIE SIMPSON, PLANNING COMMITTEE;
“We were surprised by the summer series. We thought that’s all it would be. But with positive energy and feedback, well, it’s kept us going.”

Herweyer and Julie Simpson were on the ground floor of the BLVD Project. Along with the Rossville Downtown Development Authority. These open air markets are just a part of what they’re doing. As the ultimate goal is not to raise money. But to seek improvements…..in all aspects of the Rossville Boulevard corridor.

And according to a recent survey conducted by organizers, the markets are heading in the right direction.

HEATHER HERWEYER, PROJECT DIRECTOR;
“People want to see more vendors. They tell us to keep it going. Over 80 percent said that if a monthly market was held, they would continue coming back!”

JULIE SIMPSON, PLANNING COMMITTEE;
“We have such a positive vibe. People love the food and the vendors. We’re excited and the people are too.”

Considering what Rossville Boulevard once was, some have called it “the boulevard of broken dreams.”

The march continues to change that.

From Rossville, Dave Staley, News 12.

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