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Richmond Night Market gets three-year extension from city council

Councillors voted unanimously for the night market permit after a public hearing on Monday.
Richmond Night Market
The 2024 Richmond Night Market is scheduled to open on April 26 and run until Oct. 20.

The Richmond Night Market received final approval on Monday to operate over the next three summers.

Firework Productions, owned by Raymond Cheung, applied to the city asking for another temporary three-year commercial use permit - for 2024 to 2026 - for a property just south of River Rock Casino.

City council unanimously supported it in late February, after which it was sent for a public hearing.

At the public hearing on Monday, the only concerns brought up were regarding security and music levels.

City staff confirmed the Richmond Night Market site is patrolled by Richmond's bylaw team and traffic personnel while the event is taking place.

Last summer, city bylaw received one noise complaint during the market but no action was necessary after the incident was investigated, explained staff.

This year's summer market is scheduled to open on April 26 and run until Oct. 20.

The Richmond Night Market was first issued a temporary three-year permit in 2017 in this location, and this was renewed for 2021-2023.

Currently, the site of the market is earmarked for a multi-phased high-density commercial redevelopment, but it has yet to be rezoned.

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