FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Northeast Indiana’s first food hall and public market at Electric Works officially has a name.
The public space will be known as Union Street Market, and its name dates back to the earliest days of the former General Electric campus, where it will open in fall 2022.
Modeled on many of the country’s most successful market halls, Union Street Market will offer a range of regionally sourced foods and beverages in a historic setting at Electric Works.
The Market will be located in a space comprising the former buildings 20, 20A and 22, which features soaring windows and garage doors opening onto an adjacent plaza.
Union Street Market will feature 20-plus merchants open daily and also serve as the permanent home of the Ft. Wayne’s Farmers Market.
Merchants already committed to Union Street Market include Joseph Decuis and Conjure Coffee.
“Union Street Market integrates perfectly into the overall vision for Electric Works – rooted in history while striving for a future built-in innovation, energy, and culture,” said Jeff Kingsbury of RTM Ventures. “We’re committed to partner with food entrepreneurs who share our passion for increasing access to fresh, healthy food and providing a truly unique experience for the community, and those who appreciate the magic of an authentic market environment.”
Union Street Market will cover more than 37,000 square feet and will provide merchants a host of infrastructure and management services, enabling them to focus on producing and selling great food.
Local businesses interested in learning more about Union Street Market can click here.
The announcement of the market's names come as the Ft. Wayne’s Farmers’ Market prepares to open at its new location this weekend.
The farmers' market will begin its summer outdoor season on Saturday at McCulloch Park, across from Electric Works, with more than 60 local and regional vendors expected to participate.
It will move to two days a week beginning June 16, operating from 3-7 p.m. each Wednesday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through the summer.
The market will feature live entertainment at the park’s gazebo, as well as other family-friendly activities throughout the summer.
Multilingual signage and banners will be present as well.