After a $3.2 million gut job with a modern-looking redesign, business will begin trickling in at Fells Point’s Broadway Market this week.
Stacey Pack, project manager for the Baltimore Public Markets Corporation, said in an email today that the 17,600-square-foot space has passed all city inspections as of this past Friday, and all stalls have now been handed off to tenant merchants.
While all of them have some work to do, “we do expect everyone ready within a month or so.”
But longtime customers should be pleased to not have to wait any further for two staple stalls. Pack said Vikki’s Fells Point Deli, a longtime tenant of the historic market, will reopen tomorrow, bringing back its breakfast and lunch service and family recipes. And Sophia’s Place European Deli, purveyor of pierogis, Golabki and other delicious Polish cuisine, will follow this Friday, Pack said.
Vikki’s and Sophia’s have each served countless customers for more than 30 years from the market’s South Shed, which is still being renovated into a space to house a new seafood restaurant, The Choptank, from Harbor East-fixated Atlas Restaurant Group. A partnership between the Smiths, of Atlas, and Captain James Landing owner Billy Tserkis, the fish and crab house is due to open sometime this summer, according to the public markets corporation’s website.
The North Shed was reportedly set to open last month, but delays ensued from inspections and assorted finishing touches on the restored historic market.
Other tenants set to join the mix soon will include fellow stalwart Sal’s Seafood and newcomers Connie’s Chicken and Waffles (of Lexington Market fame), Taharka Brothers Ice Cream, Thai Street, The Veranda and Old Boy, a Korean concept from Dooby’s owner Phil Han. Han’s team will also be running a yet-unnamed bar serving cocktails, coffee, craft beer and new American fare.
“We will be sending out more info on when everyone will be open once we have a concrete date,” Pack said.
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