Vendors in the ByWard Market say a new move that allows them to stay open later Thursday nights will be a great boost for business.
France Beaulieu, who runs the Made by France stand said being able to stay open later on Thursday nights will make a huge difference, especially for tourists.
"I think it will be good because most tourists come by here, they think everything is open until midnight like they are in their country... we're not, so they're so disappointed when they see us close down, you know, at 5 o'clock," she said.
She said business usually picks up in the afternoons because tourists tend to visit the museums in the morning.
Many of the stores and vendors will remain open Thursday nights until at least 8 p.m. throughout the summer.