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City Market Makeover on Drawing Board

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September 23, 2008

By Warren Wise – The Post And Courier

The historic City Market one day will stretch almost to the waterfront, and it won’t sit mostly empty at night under a proposal unveiled Monday.

Plans are in the works to add a new shed to the heart of the city’s business district by extending the city-owned visitor attraction to the block of Market Street between East Bay and Concord streets. A metered parking area now occupies most of the space.

In addition, the Market is in for a $4 million makeover.

Charleston City Council’s Real Estate Committee on Monday unanimously approved an agreement with City Market Preservation Trust LLC to take over management of the historic property Oct. 1. City Council is expected to sign off on the seven-year deal tonight.

Vendors, merchants and tourists will begin seeing changes immediately after that as the new management company begins to paint, steam clean and spruce up the market for about $100,000, said Hank Holliday, one of the principals in City Market Preservation Trust.

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