‘Market on Live Oak’ set as first Bringing Back Main event

Flowers in hanging baskets transform Shallotte (Jackie Torok, The Brunswick Beacon)

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

     Bringing Back Main (BBM), a new downtown revitalization effort spearheaded by Tabor City merchants and citizens, is looking for a great day on Good Friday as it hosts its first “Market on Live Oak” event.

     “This is not going to be a flea market,” BBM Chair Pam Byrd said of the March 30 event. “Not a yard sale. We’re going to have crafts, produce, local fruits and vegetables, all displayed nice and neat.”

     Live entertainment is also planned from the Ritz Plaza Stage.

     Byrd said 16 vendors have already signed up for the 12 by 16 foot booths, with the goal from 20 to 25 vendors filling the parking lot at the Ritz Plaza Stage, spanning Live Oak and 4th streets, which is owned by one of the BBM organizers and Tabor City Council member Nelson Lee.

     “We’ll have vendors on-site that Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.,” Lee said. “Homemade crafts, people that make soap, we’re concentrating on people from the area.”

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