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Market Square reopening next week

Market Square Park downtown, which began a renovation in February, will reopen next weekend.

The Market Square Park downtown will officially reopen on Aug. 28, with performances by the John Evans Band and singer-songwriter Andrew Karnavas.

The renovated park — framed by Preston, Congress, Milam and Travis Streets — will now include a sizable dog run, along with a lawn and patio area. Ground was broken on the project late last year.

A fall concert series begins Sept. 8 with performances by Soular Grooves and Beetle. Other performers include Two Star Symphony and Roky Moon and Bolt (Sept. 22), Tody Castillo and Black Queen Speaks (Oct. 27) and Sarah Sharp and Grandfather Child (Nov. 10).

I happened to be downtown this past Monday, and walked past Market Square while I was there. It’s still being worked on, at least as of then. Here’s a somewhat crappy cellphone picture I took of the activity:

Market Square

You can’t tell from this shot, but the structure right behind that little covered area is the Niko Niko’s.

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