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By Aliya Hall
Springfield correspondent 

New market provides a natural grocery experience


July 18, 2019

Aliya Hall/The Creswell Chronicle

Erin Gilfillan stands in front of her local, organic produce at the Main Street Market in Springfield. Gilfillan is also the owner of Friendly Street Market in Eugene.

Erin Gilfillan had always loved grocery stores and grocery shopping. As soon as she could drive, she was the one doing the shopping for her family. It shouldn't be surprising that six years agom she bought the Friendly Street Market and expanded a branch into Springfield on May 30.

"It was my dream to have an urban market that opens up onto the street, and it was perfect," Gilfillan said of her Springfield location on downtown Main Street. "It was a big, open slate that I could do whatever I wanted to."

The market, aptly named the Main Street Market, wasn't an intentional business move, Gil...

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