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Old Posted Oct 4, 2018, 7:57 PM
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The number one major set back for The Forks is it's isolated location from the rest of Downtown. A food market is going to thrive on 6-7 day a week activity and will heavily rely on foot traffic from the surrounding population. Being that many of a food market's items are perishable (cheese, meats, fish, baked goods) the office worker lunch time crowd and permanent residential population is key to it's success. The Forks market is too segregated from that downtown lunch time office crowd, on a one hour lunch break it's too far of a walk especially in winter. I could see things changing in the future as the forks better integrates it's connectivity with the downtown and grows it's residential population and relays less on being a drive to destination.
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