Public Market opens with new renovations

July 17, 2017 07:07 AM

The newly-renovated Rochester Public Market is in business.

It took about two years to complete, but on Saturday, vendors were celebrating the extra space on the first day the doors on Union Street were open.

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It's an 8.5 million dollar project that gives customers more stands to shop at.

One vendor we spoke with told us she thinks it will keep the market more vibrant for more of the year.

"I watched it go up and I got the idea that it was going to be bigger than I thought, larger scale than I thought," says Penelope Pankow of F. Oliver's Oils and Vingers.

"What I didn't realize, I don't know why, that all the doors would be open so we could have this fabulous outdoor space." 

There's a little bit of history in the new look. The Public Market's director said some parts of the new design mirror the historic market.

He expects to see more customers come through the doors. 


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