BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore’s legendary Lexington Market is looking for near-term suppliers to fill its kiosk and pop-up spaces when the renovation is complete this fall.
The 240-year-old market is in the midst of a $45 million project to reinvent and breathe new life into the historic market that has been a Baltimore staple since it opened in 1782.
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In addition to adding new long-term vendors, the market is looking for retailers willing to lease a dozen new kiosk spaces. The application window for these places is open from Thursday to June 20th.
In particular, the developer and organizers are looking for local businesses that sell specialty or handcrafted goods such as jewelry, packaged food and beverages, and personal care items.
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A panel of representatives from Seawall, the developer, the Baltimore Public Markets Corporation and other community members will review the kiosk applications.
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Seawall’s Peter DiPrinzio said the developer wanted to give Baltimore entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their products at the popular location.
“We specifically look for businesses that sell locally made, locally grown or handcrafted products such as jewelry, personal care items, pre-packaged food and beverages, stationery and cards, and small pieces of art to showcase the best of Baltimore,” he said. “We’re excited to see what comes of it. ”
The short-term providers will join dozens of other long-term providers, which include a variety of local companies, including Mount Royal Soaps and Trinacria.
Kristen Mitchell, who works with the market’s retailer support and community engagement staff, said these kiosks would offer local artists and business owners a “high-quality opportunity at a relatively low cost.”
“The kiosks will be centrally located in the store for maximum visibility and exposure, and will provide product display space, lockable storage cabinets, signage space, power and WiFi,” Mitchell said.
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To apply for one of these kiosk slots or to learn more, visit the Transform Lexington Market website.
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