A 150-year old organization in Harrisburg gets a fresh start. Broad Street Market leaders say a new governing structure will revitalize the future of the Capital City.
When you walk into the market’s landmark brick building, you can almost smell you way to “Creations of Family Muhammad.”
Rafiqya Muhammad says her family invested in their business 31 years ago, with money from her husband’s VCR sale.
“We’re standing at an international icon. So it’s exciting to turn this whole ship around and see it grow,” says Muhammad.
Growth with a new governing structure is exactly what Muhammad and her fellow Broad Street Market board members are after.
Muhammad says, “For being here so long and seeing the market at its peak, seeing it be flat lined and now going back in an upsurge, it’s very exciting.”
Market President, Jonathan Bowser says the Historic Harrisburg Association, of HHA, will step aside from overseeing the operation.
Bowser says, “As the Broad Street Market Corporation has evolved over a period of time, it became an extra added layer that we had to remove.”
Bowser says the mutual decision to restructure will allow the market to focus on the community’s need for a thriving market.
Shopper, Donna Butts says, “I come every morning and get fish from market Thursday and Friday.”
Butts has been coming to market since she was a kid. So she’s pleased with promise for change at her go-to market.