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      Market on Main construction can now begin

      Exciting news for downtown Ottumwa! Market on Mainâ??s construction and abatement contracts were unanimously approved Tuesday evening by the city council which means construction on the building can now begin.

      In the next two weeks, abatement on the building on the corner of Jefferson and Main St. will begin by Environmental Edge.

      From there, Christner Contracting will be the general contractor. You can expect to see construction and movement around the building in August.

      Both of the contractors are from Ottumwa keeping with what Market on Main is all about, being local.

      Market on Main Director Heather Ware said the project has gotten a lot of support from the community.

      â??I know we had several comments on the Facebook page last night of congratulations from the public which is very positive for us to see people that are as excited as we are. We're ready to get going as we want to keep the excitement going so we are starting to plan events for the summer. We'll have the Lunch in the Park event; we'll have some Meet at the Market events, which are just going to be outdoor entertainment style gatherings. All the things they can find the links to online. Hopefully we'll see everyone there so we can keep the excitement going until March,â?? said Ware.

      Click here for the Market on Main Facebook page.