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Sign of Success: Broad Street Market sign refurbished, reinstalled after suffering damage

The Broad Street Market sign was installed on Wednesday

The iconic Broad Street Market sign has returned to its former glory.

On Wednesday, crews installed the sign on the front façade of the stone market building, remounting the sign that suffered significant damage over a year ago.

“We are stoked and so happy to see it,” said Ryan Hummer, owner of R.G. Hummer, a market vendor. “That’s an icon for Midtown.”

A December 2020 windstorm initially damaged the quarter-century-old sign, with another spring storm wreaking more havoc. In May 2021, the nonprofit market launched a fundraiser that raised around $43,000 from community and private donors to repair the sign.

Labor and supply chain shortages delayed the construction, but the Broad Street Market Alliance’s board President Amy Hill was excited to finally see the sign restored.

“We couldn’t have done it without the support of the community,” she said.

The refurbished sign looks largely the same, with the Broad Street Market lettering and bright lights, but features new silhouettes of the market’s two buildings. Hill is confident that this sign is sturdy and made to last.

“It feels like we are reemerging stronger and better than ever,” Hill said.

The Broad Street Market plans to hold a re-lighting ceremony in the coming weeks to celebrate the return of the sign.

Additionally, Hill said that the market plans to begin advertising this summer to fill its executive director position. Josh Heilman previously filled this role before stepping down from his position in March.

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

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