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This article was in the Trib yesterday about a proposed 80,000 square foot public market to be built along 600 South and 500 West, at the tip of The Granary District. The developer hopes that the market becomes a focal point for the city and tourism, like Pike Place Market (pictured below) in Seattle, Washington.
I'm all for public markets, especially locally based farmers markets, but can a project this size, that will apparently cost $30million - $50 million be self sustaining and successful?
In the mean time, the Pioneer Park farmers market and other local produce warehouses along 600 West are successful enough to serve the cities for now. But it would be nice to have something that is patterned after the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco (pictured below).
My only concern is what the costs from the public will be needed to create a public market that is similar to Seattle and San Francisco. What do you think about a large public market?