TEHACHAPI, Calif. (KERO) — The City of Tehachapi has decided to keep its farmer's market event this summer. The city council approved the plan from the dissolving Main Street Tehachapi non-profit organization.
According to a press release, Main Street asked the city if it was interested in taking over the market operations this year. The organization will help in the transition.
“I think this is a fantastic event and I’m grateful that this partnership is in place to seamlessly transition it,” said Councilmember Christina Scrivner.
The market will be held on Thursdays starting June 3rd through September 30th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Green Street in downtown Tehachapi.
Meanwhile, the city is also trying to help current and potential business owners to keep tabs on the habits of consumers.
According to a press release the city and e-IMPACT have completed a new 'demographics and economic opportunity' dashboard.
"This updated study includes a host of information and graphics from a variety of data sources and includes an increased trade area that is presently being served by City of Tehachapi businesses. Updated sales data proves that city businesses are providing services to both the unincorporated Greater Tehachapi areas as well as other nearby communities in Eastern Kern County. This data is reflected in total sales numbers along with the updated retail gap analysis."
The report includes spending habits in the city and will serve as a tool for both business owners, developers, and site selectors considering the Tehachapi market for investment.
To find the dashboard go to the city's website.