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Accident causes further delays to 17th Street Farmers Market

ABC8 News reports:
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A driver caused thousands in damage to the 17th Street Farmers Market in downtown Richmond. Police say a vehicle drove on the sidewalk around the closed-off section of the market, causing damage to equipment and portions of the completed renovation project. The damage is estimated to be around $5,000. Neighboring businesses say the damage has also pushed the project back five to 10 days, adding that this is an on-going problem. Renovations to the market began last August.
See some of the conversation happening on Reddit.

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22 comments

Kate Stromberg
Kate Stromberg 07/19/2018 at 3:02 PM

Come on…

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Emily Klinedinst
Emily Klinedinst 07/19/2018 at 3:28 PM

The Former 17th St. Market

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Jean Paul Martucci Sena
Jean Paul Martucci Sena 07/19/2018 at 5:48 PM

Lol farmers market 2025 here we go!

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Kay 07/19/2018 at 6:59 PM

Whoever is running this project should be promptly fired!

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Ben Steelman
Ben Steelman 07/19/2018 at 7:23 PM

Lmfao this is never going to end

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Andrew Lester
Andrew Lester 07/19/2018 at 8:38 PM

Nope. Also – are there plans somewhere that show what the project should look like when finished?

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Ben Steelman
Ben Steelman 07/19/2018 at 9:12 PM

Andrew Lester nope, they’re just kinda winging it as they go

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Ben Steelman
Ben Steelman 07/19/2018 at 11:26 PM

Yael Kern I mean I can play SimCity too

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Va. Gent 07/19/2018 at 9:37 PM

I may be somewhat off, but I cannot help but notice that in a little more than two years,a 6 story building at 6th and Cary has been demolished and a 20+ story building for Dominion Energy nears completion. Similar scenario with the new dorms for VCU across from Monroe Park. What we get is a concrete slab killing businesses? It speaks volumes that there is not a soul doing anything in the photo.

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Jessica Shook
Jessica Shook 07/20/2018 at 5:11 AM

Related: I’m worried about the terracotta bull heads from the marketplace. Those things date back at least 140 years to the original meat vendors at one of the three original city marketplaces.

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Liz 07/20/2018 at 6:35 AM

@ #4 – I heartily agree!

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Johnathan 07/20/2018 at 8:08 AM

This was my favorite part from the linked article. “Officials hope to complete the project before Richmond hosts the UCI Road World Championships in 2015,..”

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Lynn Rudock Fibbiani
Lynn Rudock Fibbiani 07/20/2018 at 8:34 AM

They should have left it alone. Money spent needlessly.

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Liz 07/20/2018 at 8:53 AM

I like the concept of what(hopefully) will be the end result but obviously is (was) some very poor planning.

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Mary Field 07/21/2018 at 9:36 AM

Beautiful, sleek reddish brown dog running towards Jefferson park. 9:30

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Jake Corfield 07/24/2018 at 5:03 PM

Kay, the Mayor is ultimately in charge of the project – the buck stops with him.

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Dubois2 07/24/2018 at 7:55 PM

Who is the contractor for this project?

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Kay 07/24/2018 at 8:56 PM

@17…’nuf said…agreed. I ask- where do we find these fools?

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crd 07/25/2018 at 12:22 PM

I notice an ad here on CHPN for a pop-up farmer’s market AT the 17th St. farmers market for August 9. I take it that is not going to happen?

And as to who is responsible, I thought Enrichmond Foundation was in charge, not the city. Anyone got any information here?

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Dubois2 07/25/2018 at 2:16 PM

@20, I would also like to know what the chain is… from the contractor, assuming the City is not trying to GC it themselves, on up.
Although I would add that running a project through enrichmond doesn’t absolve the mayor of his responsibility.

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Kay 07/26/2018 at 7:25 PM

My heart goes out to the business owners in this area- their businesses are being devastated by the city’s incompetence and negligence.

Hopefully, they pull together and slap the city administration with a lawsuit to hold them accountable for this disaster. Stoney couldn’t manage his way out of a paper bag and we have this fool running the city. Good god!

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