In 2009, I wrote a post about Findlay Market myths. After taking a look back at that post, I think we've made some progress in the last two years. By looking at the graph below, prepared by Cheryl Eagleson, Marketing Director for The Corporation for Findlay Market, you can see that traffic has increased every year since 2006. We seem to be destroying some of the myths about location, parking, safety, and atmosphere as Findlay Market continues to attract more and more visitors each year.
We need to continue to work, however, on busting the myth about Findlay Market as a "weekend only" destination. You can see from the chart below (also prepared by Cheryl Eagleson) that the traffic count on Saturday is more than twice that on other days. We love the fact that Findlay Market is an "attraction" for out-of-town visitors, students, and suburban families as it also continues to grow as a shopping alternative to grocery stores and malls. But we only wish that more shoppers would realize they can stop by Tuesday through Friday as well as on the weekends.
When the days get shorter and colder, many people just plain forget about Findlay Market. At Daisy Mae's, we have made it a goal to remind customers that we are open every day except Monday. You, too, can help the merchants at Findlay Market by reminding your co-workers, neighbors, and family members that this historic market is convenient and available year-round. It's possible to shop for fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, seafood, bread, pastries, gelato, waffles, prepared meals, tea, coffee, wine, and gifts from 9:00 am-6:00 pm on Tuesday through Friday, 8:00 am-6:00 pm on Saturday, and 10:00 am-4:00 pm on Sunday.
Do your part to promote this historic landmark. Be a market myth-buster and spread the word that Findlay Market is open every day except Monday, year-round.
The merchants will thank you.