There has been quite a bit of talk about the proposed Port Williams Market, the latest being a supportive letter in the Advertiser.
We wonder how this will affect the talks in Wolfville Town Hall about a permanent location, on the taxpayers tab, mainly for the benefit of the
Wolfville Craft “Farmers Market.” (other businesses in Town already pay big bucks for space to run their operations- it is called rent!)
What, we wonder, might happen if the Port Williams Market got going and got to be very popular and competed with the present entity that is the umbrella business ( yes, it isn’t non-profit) for the venders who presently set up their booths here? Don’t talk to us about a 99 year lease because if that lease would be with the umbrella business and unless it gets a 99 year contract with each of its vendors this is meaningless. If vendors think they will get more business by switching to another market they will. The umbrella business would then be a shell and good luck getting the value from your long term “lease.”
We wish the Port Williams effort well. If they set it up well it will be a boon to the community and not a drain or an irritant.
Which reminds us of a comment a Windsorite made about the Woodshire Inn and Bistro in Windsor “ It’s a little bit of Wolfville in Windsor”. We thought at the time ” So that’s where it is going!!” Meanwhile our Town worthies are chipping away at the Wolfville we knew and loved.