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Glen Ellyn French Market to open Sunday

Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 4:47 p.m. CDT

GLEN ELLYN – The Glen Ellyn French Market will open Sunday, according to a news release from operator Bensidoun USA, Inc.

A new addition to the village, the market will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekly through October on Crescent Boulevard between Main Street and Prospect Avenue.

“It's going to be a new generator of people, of customers, in an area that is really kind of quiet,” said Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mike Formento during a Glen Ellyn Village Board meeting May 27.

The market was originally scheduled to open last weekend, but the board voted to push back the start date when formalizing its agreement with Bensidoun USA.

It will be hosted by the chamber and will sell a wide array of items, such as meats, produce, artisan cheeses and olive oil.

The more than 20 expected vendors include Strefling and Girls Produce, Fraternite Notre Dame, Windy Acres Farm, The Cheese People and Hahn Bakery, among others.

“What really makes our French markets unique is the support of the local communities where we operate,” said Bensidoun USA Executive Vice President Sebastien Bensidoun.

Bensidoun USA previously oversaw the Glen Ellyn Farmers Market, which was held Fridays on Main Street. The transition to a full French market and a larger location will allow the village to expand the number and diversity of participating vendors.

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If you go

What: Glen Ellyn French MarketWhen: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through OctoberWhere: Crescent Boulevard between Main Street and Prospect Avenue

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