Market on Main construction full speed ahead

Construction on Market on Main is full speed ahead and everyday more progress is being made

Driving by the soon-to-be year-round farmers market in downtown Ottumwa, you can now see movement inside the building.

Workers have been putting in countless hours to try to have the Market on Main building finished and open for business by early next year.

Every day, passersby can see the progress that is being made on the building.

To keep the excitement going there will be a â??Meet at the Marketâ?? event next Friday evening.

â??It'll be our first in a series of events. We're partnering up with Appanoose Rapids which is our neighbor just across the street. We're transforming the parking lot into an outdoor social space. We'll have some live music, different local celebrities coming back as well as the Indian Hills kids cooking up special appetizers and things for you. Itâ??s just a fun event to help us fundraise, as well as really let people know what's going on over here,â?? said Heather Ware, Market on Main Director.

The market is almost finished with the demolition phase and on Thursday, pouring of all the new flooring will start.