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Building Our City: Farmers market, shopping lead reader poll

South Carolina's Christian Walker celebrates as he heads home to score the Gamecocks second run during their game against Clemson at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park in Charleston, SC, Friday, March 2, 2012.
South Carolina's Christian Walker celebrates as he heads home to score the Gamecocks second run during their game against Clemson at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park in Charleston, SC, Friday, March 2, 2012. gmelendez@thestate.com

Readers want to see a downtown, all-local farmers market and more food and shopping on the Congaree River greenway.

People are still voting in The State’s online poll about what they would like to see change in downtown Columbia. But so far, the farmers market and increased food and retail along the river are the top choices.

The poll is part of a special section in Sunday’s State newspaper, Great Ideas for Downtown Columbia.

Other favorite ideas include:

  • lighting up the buildings to bulk up the skyline
  • bringing back city trolleys - but free of charge and with limited stops.

Haven't voted? You still can, right here.

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