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Groups seek funding to see what it would take to turn Salt Lake City’s Rio Grande Depot into a year-round public market

in Salt Lake City

What would it cost to turn Salt Lake City’s historic Rio Grande Depot into a year-round public market — something akin to Pike Place in Seattle or Reading Terminal in Philadelphia?

The Salt Lake Chamber and the Downtown Alliance want to know. So they asked the Legislature on Tuesday for $300,000 to pay for a feasibility study of the 100-plus-year-old historic train station.

“The funding would be used to analyze the state of the building and how a market might fit inside,” Alison Einerson, told members of the Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee.

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