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Farmer's Market looking at facelift

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By CONNIE ESHThe Wilson Post

Lebanon Farmer’s Market is about to get a facelift.

Commissioner of Public Works Jeff Baines announced Tuesday at the Lebanon City Council meeting that the current site will be closed from Monday, May 11 until early June for construction of the new shed and parking lot paving.

During the construction, farmers will be using the parking lot on the corner of West Main and Maple Streets.

This is the parking area next to the old theater building, right across Maple from the former location of Rose Tire. The city is working in partnership with Wilson County and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to improve the market for local farmers.

The Lebanon Beautification Commission plans to move some of the large flower pots from the Square to the Farmer’s Market as soon as the work is done, said Commission Chair Patsy Anderson.

The pots could be used for bushes or even small trees to add to the landscaping of the market.

Anderson also said the commission, in partnership with Lebanon and Wilson County storm water agencies, plan to add some planting to not only make the market look good but to also help control runoff water. And Historic Lebanon Tomorrow’s banner program was recently expanded to include the area around the Farmer’s Market.

Staff Writer Connie Esh may be contacted at cewrites@wilsonpost.com.

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