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Farmers Market moving to city’s Memorial Park

April 4, 2013

After one year on a Lark Street asphalt parking lot, the Dunkirk Farmers Market will be moving to Memorial Park....

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Apr-04-13 6:11 AM

Destroy the grass and walk in goose poop. Fun wow.

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Apr-04-13 6:16 AM

Anything bringing people to the Dunkirk waterfront is a good thing. Grass is cheap. More activity will push some of the Geese elsewhere. Good idea, well worth a try.

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Apr-04-13 8:22 AM

An excellent idea. A continued effort to bring business and more people to the Harbor area can't be wrong. People don't mind the goose poop on the 4th., this won't be any different.

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Apr-04-13 8:32 AM

Nothing is a better memorial to our veterans then a bunch of stands selling veggies and/or arts & crafts.

Personally I would think the lot between the clarion and Tim Hortons would be a better location for this, or even the mostly unused parking lot on the south side of rt 5.

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Apr-04-13 9:23 AM

Hey HOT DOG's your chance.

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Apr-04-13 9:36 AM

The key to future commercial development in Dunkirk is to generate traffic to the harborfront. Once we get traffic flow there will be investment in additional commercial activity. However, I still don't see the harborfront as the salvation of the city. We still need industrial development and job creation but that won't happen until we become a business friendly, cost effective place to conduct business. For that to happen we need to reduce the size and cost of government. That will happen when we get serious about mergers and consolidations.

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Apr-04-13 10:30 AM

cart before the horse don't you think being that it is a public park,we think that this should be presented in a resolution before council and public and let everyone have their say, not just the two council women this reminds us of the peace pole issue

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Apr-04-13 11:59 AM

People going to Music on the Pier don't usually start coming around until 530PM or 6PM. Parking should not be a problem until then. The only problem I see at this time is Parking near the market. One will have to park on *** along the Park or in the Burgess Lot unless the Market people can get permission from Jeff Gambino to park on his property next to were the set up will be. After 6PM I can see a traffic problem not only for the shoppers but also for the vendors when they pack-up and leave at 7PM. Time will tell.

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Apr-04-13 1:32 PM

While I don't disagree with the idea of a farmer's market, I do disagree with the location, and not for the problems with goose droppings and the fact it's Memorial Park.

Mr. Krauza, in an attempt to grab attention for the event (by placing it on the lakefront) alienated a lot of the residents of Dunkirk. As Dusty1 pointed out in the poll comments, access to quality food isn't readily available to a lot of residents, and I feel he could have brought in the city planning office to help out with determining a location.

There's many studies out there on how and where to site these things, maybe having satellite markets could work- or, or accepting EBT funds at these markets, it's possible!

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Apr-04-13 1:46 PM

proof of the point we are trying to make is evident by comments posted here, with out a resolution or hearing how is the will of the people being heard, the will of two should not over ride the voice of the many

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Apr-04-13 9:51 PM

I think this is a good idea. A little more "upscale" than the Lark Street site where the vendors are on rubble and stones and past fire remnants. Vendors will be on each side of the path creating a more inviting look and a "festival-like" feel. I think people will like this central location.

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Apr-05-13 9:11 AM

anything to bring people to the harborfront sounds god, no matter the location. the lot between tim hortona and clarion sounds just as good as the park. but the parking issue really needs to be addressed. i hope it all works out and can expand to more than just a couple vendors and farmers.

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