In early February, vendors at the Portland Public Market read in the news that t
In early February, vendors at the Portland Public Market read in the news that the market was being sold in a real estate package by the Libra Foundation, which cited operating losses of $1 million a year. Owen Wells, president and CEO of Libra, says the market will not be sold separately to help facilitate the continued existence of philanthropist Elizabeth "Betty" Noyce's visionary idea. Several vendors are moving, while others will try to cooperatively open a nonprofit public market elsewhere. Wells says he has not seen the vendor-initiated "Save the Market" campaign with the slogan, "What Would Betty Do?," and that he has not been contacted about saving the market.
Portland Public Market, Libra Foundation
Richardson, Whit, "In early February, vendors at the Portland Public Market read in the news that t" (2006). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 3613.
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