Landrum Farmers Market takes shape – The Tryon Daily Bulletin

Start of construction of the new pavilion on the market square

LANDRUM — The City of Landrum announced this week that construction of the new Landrum Farmers Market pavilion has started.

The new pavilion is located at the intersection of West Rutherford Street and South Randolph Street.

The city has strived to have a covered area for the farmer’s market and other events so that events can take place year round. The current Farmer’s Market is held on Saturdays during the summer and fall months on North Trade Avenue, near the fire department outside.

The new structure will have an area of ​​15,000 square feet and a barn-style fishing shed, which will be used to provide more space for the existing farmers market.

The new building will feature sliding glass windows with quilting patterns that can be closed during the winter months and during inclement weather.

Landrum officials say the open-air concept will facilitate weekly markets that promote local commerce and be a huge asset to the town and its residents as well as tourists.

City officials say the multi-purpose venue will host special events, community gatherings, concerts and weddings. The new pavilion will also house Music at the Tracks events during the rain. Music at the Tracks takes place during the summer months at the Landrum Depot.

The new pavilion will accommodate around 200 people.

City officials say the pavilion’s planned completion for construction is January 2022 and the parking lot will be repaved in March 2022.

Landrum officials opened the property this summer for construction to begin. The project is estimated at $ 1.8 million.

James V. Payne