Downtown stroll results in Community Market

Saturday event begins May 20, runs through summer


May 17, 2023

Sweet Home City Manager Kelcey Young was downtown on a recent Saturday when she noticed a small problem: Most of the shops were closed.

That didn’t sit well with her.

“I feel like Sweet Home is such a wonderful place, and that it would be a great place to be able to go shopping on Saturday,” she said.

So she hatched a plan. What about a city-run Saturday Market? Unfortunately, the city of Eugene had already trademarked the name. Undeterred, Young pitched the same concept, this time as a “Community Market,” giving locals opportunities to shop on weekends and allow regional busin...

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