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Royal Oak’s Farmers Market is in trouble. After 94 years of hard work earning its superior reputation, the Market’s continued operation is now threatened by the Royal Oak Civic Center project. This project is eliminating a majority of the free surface parking spaces surrounding the Market, requiring shoppers to use a parking deck located a couple blocks away. This inconvenience has already driven many shoppers and vendors away to other area markets or stores where it is more convenient for patrons.
Would you shop in a grocery store that required you to park in a parking deck and then walk several blocks with your grocery bags?
City officials have not been truthful or transparent with the facts surrounding the major Civic Center Development project. They have not talked with vendors, shoppers, local businesses or held Town Hall meetings for citizens regarding the negative impact on the Farmers Market.
Officials did not engage professionals to conduct formal parking, traffic, economic or other impact studies to ensure there are no unanticipated negative effects to the Farmer’s Market. Despite the city’s efforts to address parking it hasn’t addressed the key issue – close, convenient surface parking.
Our city officials are betting the future of the Farmer’s Market and Royal Oak tax dollars on a role of the dice. Stay tuned in with SaveTheFarmersMarket.com; we will keep you informed with facts.
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