31 Dec New Home for the Downtown Market
Downtown Glendale will welcome a new and improved market to a new location when it opens Jan. 9 and is renamed the Downtown Glendale Market.
Formerly the Farmers Market, the Downtown Glendale Market will be owned by the Downtown Glendale Association and managed by veteran farmers’ market operator Carole Gallegos. The market will be open each Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The newly named market will operate in the parking lot shared by the city and the First Baptist Church on the 200 block of North Maryland. The market will open with some 60 vendors (as compared to 25 at the old market) and has capacity to expand to 100. Parking will be plentiful.
“The new location and new operator will give people of Glendale and surrounding cities another reason to visit one of the most vibrant, thriving downtown districts anywhere,” said Rick Lemmo, DGA president.
Gallegos, who operates farmers markets in several Southern California cities, promised new and attractive vendors. “We’ll have certified organic farmers, grass-fed beef, raw milk and such. We’ll also have prepared foods, hot coffee and baked goods. This is going to be very different and offer a lot more variety for Glendale.”
Helen McDonagh, owner of Massage Envy on Brand and a member of the DGA board, said, “This is what downtown needs. There are thousands of people who work in our downtown office buildings who’ll now have a fun place to go on Thursdays.”