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Aug 13, 2012 01:30 PM

San Diego Public Market

There's a plan underway to build a permanent market in San Diego along the lines of the Ferry Building Market in San Francisco. I just found out that the people who run my neighborhood farmers' market in North Park are involved in the project, and I'm really hoping they are successful. They've done a great job in North Park and made that market I really enjoy shopping at. The new market hopes to open soon downtown in an abandoned industrial building - it would be great for San Diego if they can bring something close to the Ferry Building experience. They're raising money for the project on, and it looks like they're making good progress. I'll be interested to see how the project turns out.

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    1. re: Idyllwild

      It is exciting news, isn't it? I've already donated, but thanks for posting this on the CH forum! Fingers crossed.

    2. Looks like it got fully funded!

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      1. re: dustchick

        The did get fully funded, but the Kiskstarter campaign for donations runs for five more days. More donations mean more amenities and vendors. I urge everyone that posts on this board to please donate, if you haven't already. I think it will be a great source of pride to be able to say that you helped establish this market!

      2. They went over the top today. We've been following it over at the UT's forum and at City-Data's San Diego subforum.

        1. If this is like the SF Ferry Terminal and the Oxbow Public Market in Napa, it will be spec-freakin-tacular! I just found out about it yesterday, and I can't wait!

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          1. re: beth1

            I hope it is a replication, in local food quality, selection and price, of those markets even like the ones in Seattle and Philly, it will certainly be good for SD.

          2. This is so wonderful and thank you Catt and Dale for bringing this to SD..


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            1. re: Beach Chick

              Some of the most amazing heroes (male AND female) are found in the most amazing places. Best of luck to them, and hope they enjoy the support of the public.