City Plans Meeting on Indoor Public Market
Creating a viable indoor public market in Eau Claire – somewhere that local food businesses could sell their wares year-round – will take effort from a lot of sectors, including city government, producers, vendors, developers, and ultimately consumers. The city is convening a meeting to bring these parties together to discuss the concept of a hybrid public market, which was proposed by a consultant earlier this year. The meeting will be 3-5pm on Monday, Dec. 19, in the north conference room at Eau Claire City Hall, 203 S. Farwell St. The meeting will include a recap of the feasibility study, which recommended a 10,000-square-foot locally focused grocery store paired with several smaller food vendors; a discussion of opportunities with current stakeholders, Commonweal Development and Just Local Food Cooperative; time for networking and brainstorming; and a discussion of business assistance resources offered by UW-Extension. The meeting is aimed at local food business owners and other stakeholders. If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP in advance to associate city planner Ned Noel at (715) 839-8448 or firstname.lastname@example.org.