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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Welcome Our New Project Manager, Megan Ballard

The Madison Public Market Foundation is pleased to welcome Megan Ballard as our new Project Manager. Megan previously served as the Treasurer of the Board. A Message from Megan After serving as the Treasurer for the Madison Public Market Foundation, I am excited to shift into the role of Project Manager for the Board of […]

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Northside News: At Public Market Sneak Peek, public and businesses get MarketReady

Read the full story May 31, 2019. On Wednesday, May 8, Madisonians got their first look inside the future home of the Madison Public Market at 200 N. First St., which currently houses the city’s Fleet Services building. The Public Market Sneak Peek event featured members of the MarketReady program, a project of the Northside […]

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Wisconsin State Journal: Preview of Madison Public Market offers taste of what’s to come in 2021

Read the full story May 9, 2019. As rain poured down from dark skies Wednesday, the future home of the Madison Public Market was alive with excitement as visitors got a flavor of what the long-anticipated East Side venue will be like when it opens in two years. Over the course of a two-hour open […]

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NBC15: Madison Public Market opens its doors for a sneak peek

Read & watch the full story May 8, 2019. The City of Madison invited the public to attend an open house to see the building that will become the future Madison Public Market. Hundreds flocked to the old City of Madison Fleet Services building to get a taste of vendors that will be at the […]

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Wisconsin State Journal: Madison offers peek at Public Market

Read the full story May 7, 2019. The 66-year-old building with sweeping interior open spaces and 20-foot ceilings, huge bay doors, and expansive rows of windows is poised for new life. Already, there is a sense of big things ahead for the two-story industrial space, currently the city’s Fleet Services building on the East Side, which has […]

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Badger Herald: MarketReady program supports diversity among entrepreneurs

Read the full story When Josie Chu’s mother passed away and Chu inherited her cookbooks, she had no idea that an old recipe for sauce tucked in the back pages would soon become an entire business. Chu now owns the condiment company Madame Chu Delicacies, and like many other entrepreneurs in Madison, has faced various barriers while […]

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Sneak Peek of the Future Public Market on May 8!

Wednesday, May 8 5-7 PM 200 N. First Street (Fleet Services Building) Join the City of Madison and the Madison Public Market Foundation on Wednesday, May 8 to share feedback on updated designs for the Madison Public Market and to tour the building that will be the Market’s future home. Our design team has begun […]

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Cap Times: Let’s Eat: Curtis & Cake’s Southern-style confections ‘dress for the occasion’

Read the full story March 10, 2019. It’s an experimentation day for Monica O’Connell. Melted butter and whiskey bubble on the stove as she drizzles brown sugar butter rum caramel syrup on a vanilla rum bundt cake, then pulls a chocolate bundt out of the oven. “Today I am a woman on a mission,” said […]

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Isthmus: Market Equity

Read the full story March 7, 2019. Public markets across the country are designed for different purposes — some to retail high-end food to attract business people and tourists. Mayor Paul Soglin has said the Madison Public Market is designed to provide universal access to affordable healthy food throughout the city. Jamaal Stricklin, president of the […]

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We’re excited to create a destination within the Market for locals & visitors alike to celebrate the vast array of our state’s award-winning cheese and to honor the dairy farmers in Wisconsin. - Suzanne Fanning, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin

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