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Participants sought for urban garage sale

ALBANY, Ga. — The Downtown Merchants Association here and the downtown manager’s office are collaborating for the city’s first “Urban Garage Sale” in an effort to draw the public downtown, officials say.

The two groups are currently soliciting vendors, which in this case would be members of the general public or businesses that want to reserve a space during the event, which is currently set for Nov. 12.

“Basically, it’s something we’re doing to get people downtown and see a larger section of downtown,” Blair said. “We’ll have people selling items throughout the downtown area, and the hope is that people will come down, spend a half day walking from place to place and take in some of the businesses that are down here, too.”

To reserve a spot, a person needs to pay $10 and mark a spot on a map where he or she would like to set up. That price is good until Nov. 4. After that, the price will change to $15.

Blair said that Gail Morrill, the owner and proprietor of Gabe’s Bridal at 238 W. Broad Ave., is spearheading the registration process, and anyone interesting in having a spot to sell can call her at (229) 347-8628.

The Nov. 12 date coincides with the final day of the Saturday Farmer’s Market, which has been open each Saturday near the downtown parking deck since early summer.