From a lumber yard to a community hub and market is the transformation that took place at the 20,000 square-foot century-old former warehouse located in the Parkville neighborhood of Hartford.
Developer, Carlos Mouta completed and open the site in December 2019. The venue, modeled after Chelsea Market in New York City and the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, houses 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 is 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.
The market is closed on Mondays; weekly hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursday – Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.