Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Farmers Market on Front

Downtown's Memphis Farmers Market has been such a big success for downtown, I wonder if you could build on it, literally.

Presently MFM's great energy is bottled up behind the parking lot that surrounds it.


But if you moved the bus shelter to the west, about 50 feet,


so that it was flush with Front Street,


the Farmers Market could really energize Front. All without parking loss.

And with a more visible MFM home and energetic Front Street, perhaps MFM could expand its operations, slowly making it a persistent market and an incubating showcase for fledgling retail entrepeneurs. And to give it an even more permanent presence, you could build a corner office which could be a demo space for the entrepeneurs, a coffee house for the colder months, administrative offices, and an architectural advertisement for the Market.

Just thinking how Memphis can connect social energy and urban space to make more of both.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Stacey Greenberg said...

genius!

12:02 AM  
Blogger Ginger said...

I love it!

10:27 AM  
Anonymous MFM marketing chair said...

Interesting stuff.. we'd like to hear more of your ideas. Please email us at memphisfarmersmarket@yahoo.com, if you're willing to discuss.

Thanks,
Christopher Bevel
MFM Marketing Chair

8:53 AM  

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