Lexington Market Vendor Opportunities
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Public History Initiative
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Vendors for New Market Building Announced
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Our Next Chapter

Transform Lexington Market is the movement to renew and improve Baltimore’s iconic Lexington Market. For 238 years, the Market has been a staple of Baltimore life and a hub for small businesses and food access. Now, the project to build a new Market building adjacent to the current structure is under way, and everyone is invited to be a part of Lexington’s next chapter

Share your ideas and dreams about the new Lexington Market

Market Plans

The new Lexington Market is designed with Upper and Lower areas, connected by a grand stairway lined with seating - Baltimore’s biggest stoop. The Upper floor features prepared foods and specialty vendors such as bakery, coffee or ice cream. The Lower Market will feel like Lexington Market’s grocery department, home to many fresh food vendors and seating on Eutaw Street.

A New Lexington Plaza

In the space between the old East Market building and the new will be a grand outdoor plaza, with extensive space for outdoor seating, public events, and community gathering. This plaza will transform the historic Lexington Street into a pedestrian-only plaza, connecting Eutaw and Paca streets and providing important urban green space.

Public History Initiative

In partnership with the Peale Center, we are dedicated to preserving the history of Lexington Market. If you would like to share your stories, documents or artifacts about the Market's history, please visit The Peale Center for more information.

Share your stories, documents, or artifacts about the Market.

A Safe & Welcoming Destination

It is our goal to ensure Lexington Market is a safe, welcoming, family-friendly destination for all Baltimoreans to visit, shop, play and connect. We are a founding member of the Post 114 coalition, a cross-sector partnership among government, the private sector, community representatives, and nonprofit entities. The group is focused on addressing the challenges and opportunities with environment and safety around Lexington Market in three distinct areas: Drug Dealing & Addiction, Streetscape & Cleanliness, and Surrounding Businesses.

The following documents outline the goals, partners, strategies, and metrics to create a safer and more welcoming environment at Lexington Market.

Project Timeline

March 2020
Construction Begins on New Lexington Market

August – October 2020
Round 1 Vendor Applications

January – March 2021
Round 2 Vendor Applications

July 2021 – June 2022
Design and Construction of Vendor Stalls

2022
The New Lexington Market Opens

Watch our Progress

Brick by brick, beam by beam, check out a live view of the construction of the New Lexington Market!
OxBlue Construction Cameras

Public Events

Stall and Menu Design for Public Market Vendors

Date & Time
March 23rd, 6-7pm

Food and retail businesses in Public Markets are different from standalone restaurants, grocery stores or retail stores. In this session, we’ll get into the details of how to design and adjust your menu, merchandise plan and space layout for Lexington Market. Additionally, the session will cover the steps you’ll need to take before applying and after acceptance to lay out, design, and build your stall – some on your own and some with our design team.

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The Transform Lexington Market Team

Historic Lexington Market Undergoes Renovations, New Vendors Wanted

Date & Time
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Call for Lexington Market Vendors Gets Interest from Hundreds

Date & Time
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Press Coverage

Stall and Menu Design for Public Market Vendors

Business Finance

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