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New pavilion still on pace

Landrum Farmers Market building to be complete at end of 2020

LANDRUM—The City of Landrum is still anticipating a new Farmers Market pavilion to be constructed by the end of 2020.

The $1.2 million project is expected to take 3-6 months to complete, with construction set to begin this summer.

The pavilion is going to be constructed at the intersection of West Rutherford and South Randolph Street with the pavilion designed as 15,000 square feet and will be an open-air design on three sides with sliding glass windows.

The existing farmers market is located on North Trade Avenue and no longer has space to meet the demand. Farmers market coordinator Joe Cunningham helped provide consultation for the new pavilion to form a committee to work on the plans. Cunningham has said the market is going to be a centerpiece for the city and will give them more space as well as provide protection from the weather.

Landrum’s farmers market, which normally opens in May, draws between 400 and 500 people on Saturdays and has 30 vendors.

City officials said the new pavilion’s doors will feature quilt panels to highlight the area’s quilt-making traditions. The pavilion will also provide space for music and entertainment in the city.

The quilt panel’s design still has to be reviewed by the city’s architectural review board prior to construction.