FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Union Street Market opened its doors Tuesday, complete with 13 of its 18 merchants selling local goods at the new Electric Works campus.
The remaining five will open in the coming weeks. The market still has space for additional vendors as well.
WANE 15 got a sneak peek at the new facility Monday during a preview held for local media.
Take a look at what Union Street Market has to offer:
Some familiar favorites are in the East Hall, a food court in the market:
The space is home to several murals and art pieces created by local artists:
According to the website, the market will be open daily, with both indoor and outdoor elements.
The market’s director of planning and development, Ted Spitzer, said they’re excited to be the first public space that opens at the massive Electric Works campus.
“They are fantastic buildings. It’s a great space,” Spitzer said. “People should be very proud of their community to have a market, and really an experience, so sophisticated as this one here.”
You can hear from Spitzer about what types of food and drink offerings there are and what went into the project in the video at the top of the article.
WANE 15 also spoke to several vendors on Monday who can’t wait to open up for everyone. You can hear from them in extended interviews below.
Brooks BBQ and Chicken is a family business that has been in Fort Wayne for decades. Owner Cameron Brooks discussed joining the Union Street Market with WANE 15 earlier this year.
Now, it’s time to finally open up:
Bee Great Marketplace is a honey producer owned by David Mullins and his wife Tammy. They began operating in Churubusco, and are now expanding into the Union Street Market. Mullins details what they have to offer:
Kekionga Craft Company was looking to have a bigger reach in Fort Wayne, so they signed on at the Union Street Market. They say their hard ciders are tasty and gluten free! Brandi Price believes they offer beverages everyone can enjoy:
Learn more here.