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Empire Market in Downtown Joplin Celebrates A Big Opening

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    Downtown and East Town Joplin's revitalization get a boost  as people flood the opening of the new Empire Market on 4th street...
    The effort is the most recent attempt to bring a farmer's market type venue to Joplin  - and although others have failed before, 
   Joplin has been drawing a lot of attention to downtown - and points east - in the new East Town Dreams District.
    Now - enter the Empire Market.
    In the past few years - some other farmer's markets have attempted to open - and failed.
Ivy Hagedorn, Empire Market: "That's the biggest thing, whether you're opening a downtown business or doing something big like a market is people have to show up."
    And they did...more than 300 in the first 30 minutes of opening  - 1,500 plus by the days end - a hefty draw for the east town area.
Warren: "Personally, I'm just really interested in the revitalization of the downtown area, and we're a newer farm to the area, we've only been around for about four years, and so this seemed like a great way to get our name out in the community and help out with the efforts that are going on downtown."
    Samantha Warren is part of a small farm - which  offers honey, and blueberries - when they're in season, of course.
Samantha Warren, Robertson Family Farm: "The fact that I know that I have people out there that don't buy blueberries at the store because they know they're going to get them from me, that's huge, that's how we make our living."
    There weren't a lot of produce vendors - but, that's expected to change with the season.
Hagedorn: "We already have some more vendors on board, we will be expanding, for instance, we have produce vendors coming in in the next couple of weeks, we'll start to see lettuce and greens come in."
    There's plenty of other items - like home grown, fresh brewed coffee...
    Homemade pastries...
    And even - a home made type of 'fruit roll up.'
Warren: "You know, there's all kinds of things out here so I think it's going to be a good addition to anyone's grocery run."
    And - if you need to pick up a last minute gift for someone, they've got that too.

    Officials with the Empire Market say they plan to have the market open every Saturday from 10:00am to 3:00pm.
    It's located in the old empire yard at the corner of fourth and division.

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