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Light it Up: Broad Street Market to ceremonially re-light historic sign after refurbishment project

The Broad Street Market

The Broad Street Market’s sign is shining again, after a project to refurbish it was recently completed.

To celebrate, the market will hold a re-lighting ceremony on June 17, featuring live music, vendors and food, as part of 3rd in the Burg on Friday.

The sign was repaired and reinstalled in April after suffering damage due to a windstorm in the winter of 2021. In May 2021, the market launched a campaign and raised $43,000 from community and private donors for the refurbishment.

“On behalf of the board and the market’s 40 vendors, we are grateful to those who supported our efforts to reconstruct our iconic sign in order to continue to be a bright light for our communities in the heart of Midtown,” market Board Chair John J. “Ski” Sygielski said in a statement.

Harrisburg Mayor Wanda Williams, Sygielski and Matt Krupp of Lighten Up Harrisburg, a major donor to the project, will attend Friday’s ceremony, starting at 6:30 p.m.

The sign, constructed by RPM Signs and Lighting, will display new, energy-efficient lighting, a sturdier structure and a new design featuring silhouettes of the market’s two buildings.

For the event, the block in front of the market will be closed and food vendors and pop-up shops will be on site. Local band Switch Fu will perform and vendors inside the market’s stone building will stay open late for the festivities.

“Given that much of Harrisburg exists in a food desert, with little access to local affordable and nutritious food, the historic Broad Street Market plays an important role as the centerpiece in Midtown Harrisburg’s revitalization,” Krupp said. “We are very honored to be a part of this historic restoration and humbled to have been in a position to help.”

The Broad Street Market is located at 1233 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg. For more information, visit their website.


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