Not halfway through its fourth season, the Uptown Market has announced that it plans to close.
In a Tweet on Tuesday, Uptown Market organizers said, "Due to multiple challenges this year, we are simply no longer able to operate."
The market, which features local farmers, vendors and artisans, was founded in 2009. Its current season was supposed to run from June to the end of September. Instead, Uptown Market's last event will be Sunday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the parking lot behind Intermedia Arts at 2822 Lyndale Av. S.
Uptown Market's board members made the decision to end the season last week, according to an announcement on the venue's Facebook page. A representative from Uptown Market couldn't be immediately reached Tuesday for comment.
Uptown Market's full Facebook statement can be seen below:
Uptown Market Season Ending Early
The Board of Uptown Market had to make a difficult decision last week. Due to multiple challenges this year, we are simply no longer able to operate. Our last event will be this Sunday, July 8, in the usual location behind Intermedia Arts (10am - 3pm). Since this will be a "farewell" of sorts, we hope that many of our friends and supporters can stop by and support our vendors and visit the market one last time. If you are interested in being a vendor at the market one last time, you can sign up day-of.
We are very grateful to everyone who as supported the market by being a board member, volunteer, sponsor, donor, vendor, musician, visitor or supporter in some other way. Although we're sad that it has to end, we are proud of our three-year run. We all had a lot of fun and met a let of great people.
Uptown Market Board