Main Street Trade Days, the twice-a-month swap meet event will be moving to the Third Street Market from its previous location on 4th Street


Main Street Trade Days, the twice-a-month swap meet event will be moving to the Third Street Market from its previous location on 4th Street.
The next Trade Days is set for June 4 at the Third Street Market.
"The move is intended to increase the traffic and function of the Third Street Market and bring together the Trade Days vendors with the seasonal vegetable vendors that sell produce at the Third Street Market," said Main Street board member Tony MacDonald.
Schedules and other events at the Third Street Market will be forthcoming.
Business is hopping in other areas downtown, too, said MacDonald. Several new businesses are moving into the district, many vacant properties are being developed, events are being planned and the search for a main street manager has begun.
"There’s a great feeling about the ongoing revitalization of the Leesville Main Street District," said MacDonald, who welcomed to the Leesville Main Street District some new businesses: Perfect Paws Doggie Daycare on the east side of lower Third Street, The Green Fern Spa which has begun construction on a new new facility on Texas Street across from My Favorite Things. Development has also begun on the old Boudreaux Motors building on the Northeast corner of Third Street and East Lee Street.
In addition to these new businesses, there are plans being developed for several properties in the Main Street District that have been vacant for a few years. Many of the properties will be available for tenant build out, while some have dedicated businesses moving in and some are planned for additional residential lofts. Area realtors can help anyone that may be interested in the details of these developments, or note the phone numbers on the property signs as you are downtown.
The search for a new Main Street Manager has also begun. A job description for the position will be posted soon on the City of Leesville website. It can also be obtained from the office of the mayor at city hall.
The board of directors commended and presented kudos to the Vernon Parish Tourism Commission, the Vernon Parish Police Jury, the City of Leesville, the Vernon Arts Council, the Leesville Lions Club, the AUSA, the Leesville Rotary Club the Leesville Daily Leader and everyone that made this year's Mayfest the success it was, said MacDonald.
"It brought the parish together for a wonderful spring weekend of great music, food, crafts, art and fellowship that will be a hard one to top," said MacDonald. "It is the premier event of the year in the Main Street District, and we are proud of its success."