BOISE — The owners of the historic Roosevelt Market in Boise's East End are saying goodbye after nearly 15 years, but this isn't the end for the market.

The owners of the property, Jill Simplot and Pam Lemley, say they are fully committed to keeping the market tradition alive, and are searching for someone to run the market space in 2019.

Store owners Susan Wilder and Nicki Monroe have operated the market since 2003. They plan to close the business on December 15.

"Susan Wilder and Nicki Monroe provided a wonderful service to the East End neighborhood. The market wouldn't be what it is today without them," Simplot said in a news release.

Simplot and Lemley recently purchased adjoining properties where they plan to offer additional outdoor gathering space, host special events, and build a bocce court.

Gardens are also designed with the intent of creating an edible schoolyard. The news release on behalf of the co-owners says that could allow educational opportunities for students at Roosevelt Elementary School, which is across the street from the market.

Lemley and Simplot purchased the Roosevelt Market property in late 2017 from Mark and Kealy Baughman, who had owned it for about four years. Wilder and Monroe have operated the market since 2003.