Lexington Market launches survey for community programming – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore is eagerly awaiting the opening of the new Lexington Market, but before that happens, the Market wants to hear from residents about what they want to see in community programming.

The market launched an 18-question survey to find out how residents think it should shape a community vision for the market. The community vision includes the participation of organizations and institutions, activities and events.

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Events could include concerts, arts events, personal development programs, recreation, and even farmers markets.

The survey also asks what visitors want to get out of food in the market. The market recently announced that Taharka Brothers Ice Cream and Ovenbird Bakery will join the mix.

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Lexington Market has received hundreds of requests from vendors for space in the new building. The market is looking for applications of all kinds but particularly butchery, fresh produce, Indian cuisine, sushi, barbecue, hamburgers, sweets or snacks.

Known as the oldest continuously operating public market in the United States, the 240-year-old institution is undergoing a $40 million redevelopment and renovation by Baltimore-based developer Seawall.

The transformation requires the construction of a new 61,000 square foot market building over the existing south parking lot and the demolition of the arcade building.

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Once completed, an open space will become a pedestrian plaza on Lexington Street. The market remained open during construction, which began in February 2020.

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