COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –
Developers and community members are working on a public market near downtown Colorado Springs.
Part of the former Gazette building, off Pikes Peak Avenue just east of downtown, will be turned into the Colorado Springs Public Market. The project is a partnership between community members and Nor’wood Development Group.
“What we want it to be is a place of energy, a place where you can get great food, locally-produced food,” project board member Mike Callicrate said.
Organizers want it to be a place for local food and other goods. They plan on having a place where people can eat and have events.
“We want a gathering place, where people in the area can get together,” Callicrate said. “There’ll be arts, just a lot of social stuff going on.”
Project organizers said they want the market to be community-owned, and plan to invite the public to invest in it. Callicrate also said they want the community’s input on what it should look like. He said it could be up and running by next spring.
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