With City Council amendment, Mayfair one step closer to getting a farmers market

The Oxford Circle Farmers Market is open. Frankford’s market will open later this month. Is Mayfair next?

The Mayfair Civic Association is celebrating a City Council amendment to part of the code about Philadelphia’s sidewalk sales.

Earlier this month, MCA board members Joe DeFelice and Mia Hylan met with Councilman Bobby Henon, D-6th, to get the ball rolling. With the amendment, the wheels are in motion.

New language in the code will allow for a market at Frankford and Cottman avenues:

“The sidewalks and curb lanes of both sides of the 3500 block of Ryan Avenue from Frankford Avenue and extending 156 feet northwest of the northwest line of Frankford Avenue, provided the hours of operation shall be Sundays from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM, from April 1st through October 31st. “

Though nothing has been formalize, the MCA has considered rotating attractions at the location to include produce stands, gourmet food trucks and Mayfair Business Association members.

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