November 17, 2021

City Market to ask city for financial help at Thursday meeting – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Merchants at the City Market say both the pandemic and ongoing downtown construction are hurting business.

The market’s board members said they plan to ask the city for financial help at a meeting on Thursday.

All of the market merchants were offered rent relief with the expectation that when business picked back up, it would be paid back. Some vendors told News 8 they opted out because they feel it would only put the market more at risk.

Merchants are still struggling to get more foot traffic without the city’s work force fully back downtown and customers having to navigate a major construction project. The multi-million dollar investment will widen sidewalks, add parking and a raised crosswalk between the City Market.

When it’s done later this year, both Delaware and Market Streets will be rebuilt.

The pressure…

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