Cape Riverfront Market returns to Spanish Street

Cape Riverfront Market returns to Spanish Street

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Starting July 4, the Cape Riverfront Market farmer’s market will return to 35 S. Spanish Street.

It will be in a socially distant walk-up format.

Demonstrations and public seating will not be available until further notice. Customers at the Market are strongly encouraged to wear face masks, and to pre-order the items they are interested in buying before Saturday’s event. You can click here to find a vendor contact and information list.

Cape Riverfront Market Manager Emily Vines said it’s great to return to Spanish Street.

“The sole purpose for starting the event was to get people downtown. So, it’s always been a downtown event. That’s been the purpose,” she said.

She said the last two months have not been the easiest.

“It’s just been a really big shift as far as routine. Also, we all went through that moment in time where we didn’t know if they were going to be able to sell their products, how they run their businesses and maintain their lively hoods. That was a very scary time for everyone,” Vines said.

She said moving back downtown should make things feel a little more familiar.

”The market is not going to be back to normal probably at any point this season, but it does at least restore a slight sense of normalcy getting back to Spanish Street,” Vines said.

Spanish Street will be closed from Independence to GrassRoots BMW, as will the alleyway that runs behinds the Old Town Cape parking lot from Independence to Merriwether.

The Market will be held each Saturday morning from 5 a.m. through noon until the end of October.

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