From a lumber yard to a community hub and market is the transformation taking place at the 20,000 square-foot century-old former warehouse located in the Parkville neighborhood of Hartford.
Developer, Carlos Mouta says his project is to be completed and open by December 2019. The venue, modeled after Chelsea Market in New York City and the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, will house an eclectic array of food vendors that represent the rich cultural diversity of the city and merchants such as a barber shop, beauty salon, coffee shop and butcher to cater to a variety of patrons’ needs. The facility will be two levels with designated rotating kitchens for demonstrations, event space, terraces and a seating area for dining.
The $5.1 million development received $3.8 million in public funding made up of a $300,000 loan from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and a $3.5 million construction loan from the Capital Region Development Authority.