Five new merchants have been announced for the Union Street Market food hall at the Electric Works mixed-use innovation district in downtown Fort Wayne. Union Street Market says the additions, which include local grocery retailers, bring the total number of merchants to 19 of 25 available spaces.
Four of the new merchants will be located inside the market’s east hall, which will primarily focus on fresh and specialty food items.
“Like all great public markets, Union Street Market will be a place to shop for locally grown and produced foods and a place to eat and drink,” said Ted Spitzer, Union Street Market’s director of planning and development. “The businesses we are announcing today include a butcher shop that will feature beef, pork and lamb from local farms; a fishmonger bringing the freshest seafood to Fort Wayne from both coasts; a wonderful charcuterie, cheese, and wine bar; a hyper-local bee farmer with an amazing range of honey and bee products, and a vegan bistro that puts sustainability at the center of the plate.”
The five businesses include:
- Craft Meatery – The concept builds on Jason Brown’s farming community. As chef-owner of 110 Craft Meatery in Warsaw, Brown serves only meats sourced from local farms.
- Market Seafood – The seafood store features products from sustainable fisheries.
- From My Side of the Kitchen – The concept comes from Jennifer Krider, who has more than 30 years in the local culinary and food retail scene as director of catering, culinary instructor, and executive chef. Krider says the Kitchen will feature its grazing boxes, which offer local cheeses and charcuterie, as well as a selection of Indiana wines, an olive bar, and salads and wraps.
- Neon Carrot – A plant-based bistro with a menu created from organic, locally sourced ingredients and features their signature Vegan McDowell Ribs and Carrot Dawgs as well as tapas and sushi.
- Bee Great – The business produces honey and beeswax skin care products along with hive-tending services. Customers can browse its barrel-aged honeys infused with bourbon and coffee, as well as cookies to cocktail mixers with honey.
Additional merchant announcements are expected soon. Union Street Market is expected to open in October as part of the $286 million first phase of the redevelopment of the former General Electric campus.