17th Street Market quietly announced on its website that it will reopen at 830 E. 17th St. However, don't expect a full-fledged return just yet.
The market previously operated more akin to a grocery store, then closed in 2013 after a twenty-year run. Its return, which starts on July 11, will begin as a weekly Saturday market from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
"It's hot outside for outdoor markets right now," said Tom Kusian, owner of 17th Street Market. "This is an essential business. I just thought it made sense."
"Our spacious indoor market was created to provide local farmers, specialty food producers, artisans, and art and antique collectors with a friendly environment to help them sell their products," the website states.
The inside is organized in three large air-conditioned areas with about 10-15 vendors:
Interested vendors can call (520) 204-4109.
Stay tuned for additional details.
17th Street Market is located at 830 E. 17th St. For more information, visit 17thstmarket.com.
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