Downtown Market gets liquor license

By February 14, 2013Bigger Picture

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The newDowntown Market being built on Ionia Avenue south of Wealthy Street SW will have a liquor license of its own.

The license will allow the market staff to serve alcohol at functions hosted by the market and allow the market to serve as a caterer for other events, said DDA board member Kayem Dunn.
City planner Eric Pratt said the license will not apply to restaurants and other retailers who are expected to rent space in the market.

The $27 million market will include tenant spaces for fresh food sales and processing, a sit-down restaurant, a micro-brewery and pub, and space for food preparation classes. The rooftop greenhouses and other outdoor spaces are expected to become popular sites for weddings and other celebrations. The market is expected to open this summer. Stalls in the farmers market are expected to open this spring.

By Jim Harger | jharger@mlive.com on February 14, 2013