200 N. First Street – A Perfect Future Market Home

After years of thoughtful planning, community conversations, and guidance from national public market experts, the Fleet Services Building (200 N. First St.) was chosen as the ideal home to our future Madison Public Market. And those of us on the Board of the Madison Public Market Foundation and Advisory Council couldn’t agree with this decision […]

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Holiday Market, December 14th

The Madison Public Market is happy to announce this year’s Holiday Market! Please join us Saturday, December 14th for a special holiday gathering, and a sneak peek at our Market’s new home in the Fleet services building. Featuring many local vendors, merchants, musicians and more, this free event is the perfect way to mingle with […]

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Channel 3000: New look at upcoming public market

Watch the full story. Sept 5, 2019. Madisonians have a chance to check out the city’s latest plans for its upcoming public market. Once finished, the market will be the biggest in the Midwest. Watch the full story.

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WKOW: City unveils design for Madison Public Market

Read and watch the full story. Sept 5, 2019. People in Madison finally got a look at what the Madison Public Market will look like. The city unveiled the nearly-complete design at a meeting at the Madison Municipal Building. It’ll have spaces for local merchants to sell their goods, a market kitchen and outdoor plazas. […]

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Cap Times: City unveils detailed Madison Public Market designs

Read the full story Sep 6, 2019. For the first time, officials on Thursday shared designs for the years-in-the-making Madison Public Market that is slated to open on the east side in 2021. The market will be located in what has been the 45,000-square-foot Fleet Services garage at 200 N. First St., which is owned […]

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Mayor Maintains Support of the Market in the City’s Budget

Mayor Rhodes-Conway has upheld the City’s commitment to move forward with the Madison Public Market, reflecting support for this community economic development project. In her 2020 Capital Budget Plan, released last week, she maintained the City’s commitment of funding just over half of the project costs. In her Executive Capital Budget Memo released on September […]

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Madison Public Market Foundation leads with development and operations planning

For many years, a vibrant and highly regarded public market has been the dream of entrepreneurs, community leaders and City of Madison employees.  To make this dream a reality, the community-led Madison Public Market Development Committee (MPMDC) ushered approvals through the Common Council, coordinated with City planning and economic development staff, and created a comprehensive […]

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City of Madison Public Market Info & Feedback Session

The City of Madison has scheduled another Info & Public Feedback Session for September 5, 2019. Public input has been a core piece of the planning process, incorporating thousands of public comments through surveys, public input sessions, and Taste of the Market events over the last few years. This is your next chance to see […]

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The Madison Public Market:  The Next Stage in Promoting Local Food

Special thanks to our guest blogger, James Shulkin, member of the Madison Public Market Advisory Council! Here in southern Wisconsin, we love our Farmers’ Markets! The Dane County Farmers Market located on the Capitol Square, is reportedly the largest producer-only farmers’ market in the country. While certainly the best known in the region, and a must […]

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Design Planning Update

The City of Madison and the Public Market Design Team led by MSR Design are making steady progress on completing the site plan and floor plan for our Madison Public Market. The first round of initial design concepts were released at our Sneak Peak celebration on May 8. Those designs can be found below. If […]

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“I am excited about the sensory experience that the Madison Public Market will offer. Some of my most memorable travel experiences have been the sights and smells of souks and markets in North Africa and South America. It is so great to meet the people who produce the products.” - Tom Otto, Economic Development Specialist, City of Madison

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