Interested in becoming a vendor at the new Lexington Market?

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.

Take our survey to 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.

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

May – December 2021
Design and Construction of Vendor Stalls

Early 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

Business Finance

Date & Time
September 3rd, 6pm-8pm
September 26th 12pm-2pm

In this workshop we will discuss the importance of financial readiness to launch or expand a business, from proper planning to navigating financial institutions. Business finance includes reading financial statements and connecting the dots between your profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow statements. If these documents point to a shortage of capital, business finance also provides the tools to plan strategies for bridging the gap.

instructed by

Lyndsae Peele from BB&T Bank

Branding & Marketing

Date & Time
August 26th, 5pm-7pm
September 14th 2pm-4pm

The best market vendors don’t just rely on foot traffic, they build strong brands and customer loyalty to shine among the many options available to consumers. The workshop will cover the key concepts of brand building and small business marketing, from identifying your unique value and target customers, to learning to how to effectively present and market your business through a variety of channels. 

instructed by

Sabrina Depestre from MICA

Designing Your Business for Public Markets

Date & Time
August 20th, 5pm -7pm
September 10th 2pm-4pm

Successful food ventures require you to think about your business holistically, from product selection and merchandising to how you engage with your stakeholders in building out your brand (from suppliers to customers). All of these factors are crucial in building out your stall concept for Lexington Market. We will also address the ways in which your business concept may need to shift due to the pandemic.

instructed by

Kim Bryden and Kathleen Overman from Cureate

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