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Transform Lexington Market

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Transform Lexington Market

Sign up for updates about becoming a vendor in the new Lexington Market.

Vendor Opportunities

Project Overview

A new market building for this iconic public institution will open in late 2021 with 50-60 vendors, improved seating, and an outdoor public plaza, creating a new home for the 238-year-old hub of entrepreneurship and delicious food. This $40 million dollar investment in one of our city’s most important public markets is an opportunity for all of Baltimore to come together to write its next chapter.

Become a vendor

Beginning in March 2020, we will be accepting applications from both current and new vendors for short and long-term spaces in the new Lexington Market. This incredible opportunity will be open to fresh food, prepared food, or specialty food/retail businesses looking to make their mark in the country’s longest continuously operating public market. Technical and financial support resources will be available for applicants and selected businesses.

Market Principles

Over the past year, we’ve listened to Market customers, vendors, business owners, and ordinary citizens of Baltimore about the direction they’d like to see for Lexington Market. From all these conversations, we created these guiding principles for vendors old and new in the Market.


The new Lexington Market will increase the variety of prepared and fresh foods while maintaining a core set of everyday grocery items at the Market’s current, affordable price points.


The new Lexington Market will better reflect the diversity of the City of Baltimore and increase representation of black-owned, women-owned, and city resident-owned businesses.


The new Lexington Market will incorporate the best of Baltimore and Maryland’s food culture, while including vendors who have served the Market’s customers for many years.

Vendor Selection Timeline

MARCH 2020

Construction begins on the new Lexington Market

MARCH 2020

Vendor Opportunities and Application Launch


Vendor Selection Round One 


Vendor Selection Round Two 


Design and Construction of Vendor Stalls

LATE 2021

The New Lexington Market Opens!

Contact Us

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