Compromise Saved Richland Market At The Parkway - ABC FOX Montana Local News, Weather, Sports KTMF | KWYB

Compromise Saved Richland Market At The Parkway

Posted: Updated:
A history of differences between vendors and shop owners on The Parkway almost put an end to the market. Sometimes people can work together. A history of differences between vendors and shop owners on The Parkway almost put an end to the market. Sometimes people can work together.
RICHLAND, WA - A history of differences between vendors and shop owners on The Parkway almost put an end to the market. Sometimes people can work together.

It was the farmers market that almost never was. To bring it back organizers tell NBC Right Now, the people of The Parkway had to reach a compromise.

"There were just some issues. It was a good discussion with the merchants. There's always been issues with parking," explained market manager Kathy Hanson.

When the vendors roll in, where do the people park? The compromise was to create one parking lot designated for shoppers while having market visitors park in their own lot.

"In the past the market has been rights outside our facility and people have walked by not even knowing we were here. This year we thought we'd get out and join the market and what a wonderful way to get out and meet the community," said Mark Whitten who owns Parkway shop Riverside Therapeutic Massage.

Vendor participation has smoothed over some rough patches. Whitten is even getting hands-on as he gives volunteers free introductory massages at the market.

"We're just working better together. A lot of issues were aired out and we have a 3 year contract and it's an awesome market," said Hanson.

Organizers are even working with the shops to make sure the way they place vendors is friendly. Before, some tents were set up in front of their competing businesses. Now, those spots are spread out. The market actually had one of it’s best first days on Friday. Growers were selling out of their produce early in the day.

"Always in the past the first market is smaller. This has been really nice. Great show of support is what it feels like."

The numbers don't lie. Over 5,000 people enjoyed the Market At The Parkway Friday. Organizers hope to get even more shop owners involved to really make the shopping area come alive during the market season.
  • Regional NewsMore>>

  • NICU Flight Education Day

    NICU Flight Education Day

    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:56 PM EDT2018-04-20 01:56:54 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:23 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:23:20 GMT

    "This helps us take our basic skills and build on that foundation. It helps us continually work on those skills, run through scenarios. Perfect practice in these scenarios, so when that patient does arrive, we are better equipped and better trained to handle these at-risk premature infants."

    "This helps us take our basic skills and build on that foundation. It helps us continually work on those skills, run through scenarios. Perfect practice in these scenarios, so when that patient does arrive, we are better equipped and better trained to handle these at-risk premature infants."

  • How to find out if your Facebook information was stolen by Cambridge Analytica

    How to find out if your Facebook information was stolen by Cambridge Analytica

    Monday, April 9 2018 11:53 AM EDT2018-04-09 15:53:40 GMT

    Facebook is notifying roughly 87 million people who had their information scooped up by political research firm Cambridge Analytica recently.  About 70 million are in the United States, while the rest are primarily in the UK, Indonesia, and the Philippines.  If your information was stolen, a notification will appear at the top of your Facebook newsfeed, along with a new button for changing your privacy settings. Even if your information wasn't stolen, it might be a good ti...

    Facebook is notifying roughly 87 million people who had their information scooped up by political research firm Cambridge Analytica recently.  About 70 million are in the United States, while the rest are primarily in the UK, Indonesia, and the Philippines.  If your information was stolen, a notification will appear at the top of your Facebook newsfeed, along with a new button for changing your privacy settings. Even if your information wasn't stolen, it might be a good ti...

  • Interior Department backs off plan to increase fees at popular parks

    Interior Department backs off plan to increase fees at popular parks

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 10:28 AM EDT2018-04-04 14:28:16 GMT
    Yosemite National Park Facebook pageYosemite National Park Facebook page
    The Interior Department is rolling back its plan to increase fees at 17 of the nation's most popular parks.  An interior official says the department is amending the plan following major backlash from the public.  The admission hike would have more than doubled fees during the peak summer season, forcing visitors to pay $70 a car. No word yet on exactly how the rates are being revised. 
    The Interior Department is rolling back its plan to increase fees at 17 of the nation's most popular parks.  An interior official says the department is amending the plan following major backlash from the public.  The admission hike would have more than doubled fees during the peak summer season, forcing visitors to pay $70 a car. No word yet on exactly how the rates are being revised. 
Powered by Frankly

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.