Rich David: Agreement on farmer's market in Binghamton

By Perry Russom

October 17, 2013 Updated Oct 19, 2013 at 3:52 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Will a new grocery store ever come to the north side of Binghamton?

Democratic candidate for mayor Rich David said he has to plan to make it happen.

David said the Binghamton Plaza on West State Street has agreed to provide free space for a farmers market -- a temporary Band-Aid to search for a long-term grocery store solution.

"We're going to need to work with the city," said David. "The city is going to need to sign off and embrace this and then together, we work together to find individuals, farmers, others who would be willing to take the space."

Rich David broke his plan down into two different tracks.

Finding a long term solution to opening a grocery store in the north side and creating an immediate, temporary fix.

David said he doesn't have to become mayor for the temporary farmers market to open.

He said the owners are willing to start conversations with the city now if they're interested.

This agreement is not in writing, however.

Republican candidate for mayor Teri Rennia said David has never shown one ounce of concern for people on the north side.

She calls David's proposal "political opportunism" and "disgusting."

Rennia added the people on David's campaign have a financial interest in the proposal.