Will Hartshorne of Latham performs at the Greenmarket’s Key Bank area . “The customers just love it and it really adds to the atmosphere,” Betsy Henry, the Greenmarket board chairwoman, says of musicians playing there.
In November, when Schenectady Greenmarket moved indoors to its winter home at Proctors, it expanded into Key Hall.
Each Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the elegant former bank lobby is transformed into a bustling food court with hot and cold dishes served by vendors from local restaurants and catering companies. Shoppers can take a seat and enjoy a meal or a snack at big round tables topped with white tablecloths and listen to live music while they dine.
It’s like an indoor picnic at Proctors, with foods from around the world and a festival atmosphere, and it’s attracting more people every week, from young couples with babies to college students and senior citizens.