Lexington Market to reopen July 30 with restrictions

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Lexington Market, the largest of Baltimore’s public markets, is set to reopen on July 30 with a 50 percent cap on capacity to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Going forward, the market will only be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. until further notice.

In accordance with Baltimore’s restrictions on indoor dining, there is no seating inside the market. Masks are required to enter the building.

The Baltimore Public Market Corporation, a nonprofit entity that runs the city’s market system, has also placed markers on the floor to remind patrons to maintain six feet of separation.

After health guidelines on crowd sizes forced the city’s public markets to close, three have since reopened with limited service.

Northeast Market in Middle East is open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 50 percent capacity.

The prepared food stalls in the recently renovated Broadway Market are providing curbside service from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

And Cross Street Market, which is most of the way through its own redo, is open at 50 percent capacity and offering outdoor dining, carryout and delivery.

Plans to remodel Lexington Market, which has been in operation for more than two centuries, are still underway.

Seawall Development, the company behind R. House, was tapped by the city to create a new market building. Construction is expected to last until 2022.

In February, state and city officials broke ground on the project.

Brandon Weigel

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