When passengers come downtown off the cruise ships, they’ll be greeted on the Mall by the Bear Towne Market, a collection of vendors, which will be located in and near the Sun’aq Tribal building. At last week’s meeting, the Kodiak City Council gave its stamp of approval to the event being held outdoors. Police Chief T.C. Kamai, who was acting city manager, told the council that input was gathered from businesses nearby about the vendors being on the sidewalks.
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Councilman Tom Walters and Mayor Carolyn Floyd said they were pleased that the neighboring businesses thought the plan for an outdoor market was a good one:
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Councilman John Whiddon, who runs Island Seafoods and has a retail store on Shelikof, said he was onboard with the outdoor market plan:
— (Bear Town 3 14 sec "If I may, I want to say … so I fully support this.")
The permit the city gave the Sun’aq Tribe for the Bear Towne Market is good through September 18th.