San Francisco has its Ferry Building. San Jose will soon have its “Market.” Detailed plans of the project were unveiled last night in the adjacent Theatre. Among the attendees were potential tenants, local business owners, and neighbors who want to see how their neighborhood might change.
The Market will consist of 18,000 square feet, divided into small- and medium-sized shops on a property owned by the McEnery family. The troubled Redevelopment Agency has provided some $6 million in loans and grants to help get the project off the ground. No chains will be allowed to participate in the market, which is hoped to become a casual gathering place for local residents to buy a wide range of products they can’t find anywhere else.
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