September 25, 2018

Last evening Dublin City Council reviewed a presentation for a $5 million “permanent market” in Bridge Park that would occupy the lower level of one of the existing parking garages.

Officials from Crawford Hoying, developers of Bridge Park, compared the new market to Columbus’ North Market in the Short North district, and have asked the manager of the North Market to help manage it.

Several city council members, however, expressed concern that the market’s vendors would directly compete with Historic Dublin businesses, especially since the proposed market would be partially subsidized by tax dollars, corporate donations, and fundraising efforts.

If approved, the proposed market could open as soon as the Spring of 2020.

The entire presentation, including comments and questions from city council members, is available on YouTube here.