‘Tarentum Night Market’ aims to bring shoppers to borough business district

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Since opening her coffee and chocolate shop, Harvest Moon, in Tarentum earlier this year, Desiree Singleton has heard from people who can’t get there before she closes at 4 p.m.
She’ll be among a group of borough business owners hoping to draw shoppers into town in the evenings by staying open later on one Thursday each month. The first “Night Market” will be held on Sept. 17, with participating businesses staying open until 8 p.m.
The plan is for it to be held on the third Thursday of each month with the exception of December. Because of Christmas, it will be held on the second Thursday, Dec. 10.
In addition to staying open later, Singleton said she’ll have a musician playing outside her Corbet Street storefront.
“It’s going to be wonderful,” she said. “It has to start somewhere. It has to start small.”

The initiative is intended to encourage people to return to Tarentum to shop in the evening, said David Rankin, executive director of Faith Community Partners and one of the organizers.
In addition to borough …

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