Written at the Gateway Market in downtown Charlotte while hanging out with the Secret Chocolatier.
At Gateway Promenade there has been an ongoing Thursday market for the past few years. This year the markets coordination duties were pushed onto the communities concierge due to the original coordinators departure. The difference from the vendors perspective is pretty stout. Sales are very low.
Communities of all shapes need passionate coordinated parties to produce great things. Matthews and Tailgate markets are both led by awsome ladies who try very hard. Gateway has a great placement but a lack of promotion, signage, Gateway business buy-in and consistent placement. It’s going to whither before it’s rooted well.
If you live or work in this area and are passionate about local foods, crafts, and the people talk to the Gateway managers and see if we can’t make next season shine!