COLUMBIA, SC — The weekly downtown farmer’s market will be allowed to expand onto a second block and to operate for two more years on Columbia’s Main Street.
City Council approved a resolution Tuesday that granted the extension and expansion on a 4-2 vote, with council members Leona Plaugh and Moe Baddourah voting against it.
Soda City has been on Main Street since 2012 and has been operating under resolutions with City Council. City Council can reverse a resolution at any time.
The market also will be allowed to host beer and wine tastings. The latest resolution also allows the market to use the first floor of a city parking garage at Taylor and Sumter streets during bad weather or when other events need the space. Robert Anderson, the city’s public works director, said city staff members frequent the market to make sure it is following city ordinances.