A lot of big things are in the works for Albany’s warehouse district! Following the official kick off to the Albany Craft Beverage Trail, a proposal for a multivendor public market was recently announced.
A public market featuring stalls for local vendors selling produce, meat, baked goods and prepared foods was recently proposed for Albany’s warehouse district. The Good Market, inspired by the Ferry Building Marketplace in San Francisco and similar to Chelsea Market in Manhattan has been added to the list of projects in the Capital Region Economic Development Council’s 2015 report.
According to the Times Union, if the proposal is approved, the market could be open by late next year. Ross Goodman, a passionate foodie and attorney from Niskayuna, is spearheading the movement. The market would have around 20 vendors in a 6,000 square-foot warehouse building.
Goodman also told the Times Union, “The warehouse district is going through a renaissance and resurgence. To have a fresh-food resource down there makes it more attractive for businesses thinking about relocating there for residential developments that people might want to rent or buy. There are a lot of really cool spaces available. To mix the industrial vibe with a modern food hall is a really perfect juxtaposition.”
What do you think about a Chelsea Market-esque venue in the warehouse district?