Monday, March 05, 2018

IronBound Marketplace Being Planned for Downtown Lynn

by Marc Hurwitz

A new indoor/outdoor market is in the works for a North Shore city that is seeing some big redevelopment plans, and it appears that this development may be getting its inspiration from an historic marketplace in downtown Boston.

According to an article in, IronBound Marketplace is being planned for the Cultural District in the downtown area of Lynn, with a food truck emporium debuting at the Mount Vernon Street site on April 21, while a more permanent marketplace would come sometime next year with indoor vendors. (A Facebook events page indicates that the grand opening block party on April 21 will include food trucks as well as food carts, tents, and trailers, along with live music, and art.) The post says that one possibility for IronBound Marketplace is to work with local nonprofits and also getting involved with physical and mental health organizations.

Lynn native Justin Morlee, who is the administrative coordinator of IronBound Marketplace's food truck emporium, says that "Ideally we could see this being like another Faneuil Hall over time."

Thanks to @CappyinBoston for initially bringing this to our attention.

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