2003 - 2009 /// Still growing, the Market jumped across Main to the Centre on the Grove. The open space is what the Market’s website calls an “art-centric block where artists and performers [can] flourish in a nourishing environment.” This is also when dogs were banned. Kathy Morris, owner of Idabones, a business that sells home baked dog treats at the Market, remembers, “There were tons of dogs eating off tables. Half [of the visitors] have dogs and the other half have kids; between kids and dogs, it was pretty wild.”
2010 - Present /// A brief move took the Market south to Jefferson Street, but pedestrian safety became a worry. The Boise Police Department, Ada County Highway District and ValleyRide all joined forces to transfer the Market to Idaho Street west of 9th and east of Capitol. Morris affirms that the new “spoke” shape is more “congenial” and Ellis agrees it was a great move.
The Market has spent close to two decades offering the valley locally made products on a weekly basis. Although obstacles have shifted the location, the goal has remained the same —to provide a fun place for people to discover new treats and give new & veteran businesses alike the chance to grow & prosper.
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Published on May 27, 2011