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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Common Council Approves Collaboration, Design Team

On Tuesday, the City of Madison Common Council made significant progress in moving forward the development of the Madison Public Market. In three resolutions sponsored by alders Larry Palm, Amanda Hall, and Marsha Rummel, the Council approved the Collaboration Agreement with the Madison Public Market Foundation and city staff’s recommendation for architect and engineering design […]

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Madison Magazine: City with a Heart

Read the full story January 29, 2019. Madison’s nonprofits provide critical services that ensure the city’s rich resources are accessible to all its residents. In turn, they rely on the support of donors and the larger business community. So many private business leaders step up to the plate every day, knowing their employees value service […]

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Northside News: New site announced for Madison Public Market

Read the full story January 28, 2019. Mayor Paul Soglin recently announced updated plans for the Madison Public Market. This year-round market space, which will be home to local food and retail vendors, will now be located at the corner of First Street and East Johnson Street, rather than at the corner of First and […]

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“After being involved with the MPM planning for over a decade, I could not be happier for city leaders and staff, and more importantly the entrepreneurs that will make it special, that this project is inching its way towards reality. The Madison Public Market will be a unique center of excellence serving the Madison Region in the agriculture, food and beverage industry. It will also anchor the Cap East District, making it even more dynamic. Kudos to all those involved.” - Michael Gay, Senior Vice President of Economic Development, Madison Region Economic Partnership

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