Monday, September 28, 2015

South End Open Market at SoWa Is Moving to Ink Block

A popular open market in the South End of Boston is going to be moving to a new location.

According to a Facebook post from New England Open Markets, the South End Open Market at SoWa will be heading over to Ink Block in the spring of 2016, with the note saying that it "will provide a bigger and more enjoyable space for vendors and visitors in one central location." It appears that the food trucks, farmers market, and arts market will all be part of the move, though no other specific details have been give as of yet. (The New England Open Markets site says "Stay tuned for updates."

The Boston Globe gives more information on this story, stating that New England Open Markets owner Chris Masci will be moving the market to a temporary location between Harrison Avenue and Washington Street by the western edge of the Ink Block in 2016, with its permanent location being set up under the Route 93 deck by the complex's eastern edge in 2017. The article also says that Mario Nicosia, who owns the Harrison Avenue property where market is currently located, is looking to set up a "rival" market, and that Masci and Nicosia are in the middle of a conflict that includes lawsuits and trademark issues--and they have not talked to each other since last spring.]

Ink Block is located between Harrison Avenue and Albany Street in the South End, a few blocks north of the present location of the South End Open Market at SoWa. The web page for the market can be found at http://sowaboston.com/sowa-news/south-end-open-market-in-sowa/

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