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Expansion may happen at Greenbrier Flea Market

Posted: June 18, 2013 - 8:01pm
Leslie Goodson of Goodson Farm greets customers at the new produce stand, northwest corner of Main and Highway 65 in Greenbrier. BJ FOX PHOTO
Leslie Goodson of Goodson Farm greets customers at the new produce stand, northwest corner of Main and Highway 65 in Greenbrier. BJ FOX PHOTO

The Greenbrier Planning Commission tabled a request by Eddie McPherson, which would allow him to build a new structure to house EKC’s Flea Market, located on Arkansas 65.

McPherson appeared before the commission asking them to review plans for a commercial addition to lots two and three, Lieblong Hill. The commission asked him to return to the next meeting with finalized plans that include the following details: location of a dumpster area, handicap parking dimensions, more adequate drainage with elevations, parking lot lighting, loading zone designations, and a description of signage. They further requested the plans indicate green spaces.

He explained that his present space is not configured correctly for his business and would like to build a brand new building with better parking allotments.

McPherson plans to increase spaces from the 69 that he currently offers to 89 or 97 spaces for vendors and add a bait shop. His plans showed adequate parking spaces in front of a 70 X 140 foot long building that will be brick up to the 6 X 8 foot windows and metal above. He said he is trying to use local contractors for this project as much as possible.

McPherson said he is eager to start construction. He indicated his current lease expires the end of the year and would like this new building ready by then.

In other business, Wooster Mayor Terry Don Robinson requested to be heard on a rezoning matter involving a new purchase made by LifeSong Baptist Church in Greenbrier, but he was denied permission because he had made his request to appear on the agenda too late. He was advised to get on the agenda for the July meeting in order to be heard.

The Greenbrier Planning Commission meets the third Monday of each month. Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building located on Wilson Farm Road.

A new produce stand just recently opened on the northwest vacant corner of Main Street and Highway 65. Goodson Farm, owned by Jerrod and Leslie Goodson of Damascus plan to be there throughout the season six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This is their fourth year farming and they are offering “always fresh” tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, blueberries, onions, and potatoes. Next week they said they hope to bring in fresh cantaloupe and sugar baby melons and other produce as the season develops.

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