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ChickenBrocandZiti Feb 16, 2011 06:56 PM

Devra First has a blog post inviting ideas for the proposed public market in Haymarket. Since I couldn't access the comments in the blog I thought a thread here about what Chowhounders wanted in a public market would be fun.

I for one simply hope they don't screw it up and allow small and independent vendors to feature. I'll be very dissapointed if it's more Fanuiel Hall than Reading Terminal Market.


  1. Allstonian Feb 17, 2011 05:52 AM

    While it's always fun to throw ideas around here on Chowhound, those who would like to actually communicate those ideas to the market planners should try to go to the workshop that will be taking place next Wednesday, Feb. 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, in the Saltonstall Building, 100 Cambridge Street, 2nd Floor, Rooms B, C, D (near the Government Center T station.)

    This workshop is open to the public, but they are asking those who wish to attend to RSVP to David Webber at David.Webber@state.ma.us or to call 617‐626‐1754 by Tuesday, February 22.

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    1. re: Allstonian
      Allstonian Feb 24, 2011 06:24 AM

      Following up - this meeting was last night, and Barmy & I did go - I hope there were some other Boston Hounds there as well!

      The meeting was heavily attended and quite good, although because of building security we were annoyingly late in arriving and missed a good chunk of the initial presentation. However, once the meeting broke into working groups around tables, the organizers were excellent at making sure that the large crowd of latecomers found places to join in. If they can sustain energy through the inevitable roadblocks, the city should have a great year-round local market at long last.

      Apparently there is a second meeting/workshop with potential vendors being held this morning.

    2. hotoynoodle Feb 24, 2011 09:33 AM

      any discussion as to an expected opening date?

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      1. re: hotoynoodle
        Jenny Ondioline Feb 24, 2011 12:12 PM

        No, but realistically we're looking at years.

        1. re: hotoynoodle
          Allstonian Feb 24, 2011 12:22 PM

          According to this http://www.mass.gov/agr/docs/pmip.pdf the target date is July 1, 2012.

          1. re: Allstonian
            hotoynoodle Feb 25, 2011 06:12 PM

            soooooooooooooooooo, if we apply big dig math... july 2022?

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