Thursday, February 16, 2012

After 5 years, the renovation of Moore Street Market started on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, with temporary walls going up around the spaces to be renovated. It was an exiting moment -- not in the least bit anticlimactic, as I'd expected! I'll be taking pictures to show the progress of the work, which is supposed to be completed by the end of March or early April.

We will be updating some awkward and unusable stalls, and constructing 3 new stalls, all ready for rental to the right tenant by May of 2012

Soon to some, exterior renovations and a 24/7, 250 square foot commercial kitchen for food entrepreneurs, rentable on a per diem or hourly basis. Check for updates.

And how about an urban farm and some basement-grown tilapia? Lots on tap for the Market and environs.

Then we move onto the work on the Humboldt Public Plaza, which got all the NYC approvals after 3 years! The design looks great; I will be hanging a 5' x 30' banner on the building within the next few weeks to give the public an advance view of what the finished product will look like -- stay tuned.

The construction work is supposed to start in late summer, with occupancy for Spring 2013. There will be 6 seasonal vendor tents available for rental plus a great piece of public art designed by Bushwick artist Austin Thomas.

Just installed some new exterior security cameras, too -- thanks to the Graham Avenue BID's donation. Big Brother is now watching you!

I'm at the Market Wednesdays and Fridays -- come and take a tour with me!

Joan Bartolomeo
Market Manager

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