FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Union Street Market, the food court project in the Electric Works development, has added three new vendors.
Grabill Amish Pastries, Grabill Amish Deli, and Herculean Meal Prep have signed on to join the market, Electric Works officials announced Wednesday.
Electric Works said this about each concept:
- Grabill Amish Pastries, from the owners of the Country Store in Grabill, will offer fresh-baked breads, handmade donuts and pastries, plus their signature Amish noodles.
- Grabill Amish Deli will feature hot and cold sandwiches and their renowned Amish potato salad, plus a wide range of sliced meats and cheeses.
- Herculean Meal Prep, which has a popular store at the Bottleworks Food Hall in Indianapolis, will offer prepared meals made with fresh and locally sourced ingredients ready to cook at home.
“Union Street Market continues to attract new merchants, adding strong concepts to a diverse mix of local food entrepreneurs,” said Ted Spitzer, Union Street Market’s director of planning and development.
Electric Works said Wednesday that space in Union Street Market was more than 75 percent leased.
The market plans to open in late October or early November.
Spitzer told WANE 15 on Wednesday that they’re on schedule. He said construction on the building will be completed by the end of September.
“Then it’s just a matter of having all the merchants have a chance to get all their equipment set up and get their licenses, and get prepared,” Spitzer said. “So, it’ll be end of October or early November. It’s really right on target for where we had hoped to be. We expect the businesses to be operational in October. Whether we are actually open to the public then or within a few days later, we’ll have to see.”
He also said they fully anticipate reaching 25 total vendors.
“We’re in conversations with others. We might be ready either when the market opens or soon thereafter we’ll have some other spaces as well. So, I really have no concern that we won’t be full up within a matter of months,” he said.
Spitzer said they anticipate announcing a few more vendors and an official opening date in the coming weeks.
He said with their spaces available, they’re looking for ethnic food options and a flower and plant business, which will be the market’s one non-food merchant.
Ultimately, Spitzer believes Union Street Market will be a great option for the community to find anything they’re looking for food-wise. It will be open seven days a week.
Also Wednesday, Electric Works announced it hired Katy Silliman as senior experience director to oversee operations at the market, and named Ermin Husidic as market director.
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