Hiring announcement! Executive Director recruitment now underway!

Lead this incredible organization! The Madison Public Market Foundation (MPMF) is hiring an Executive Director to help support the finish of the facility construction phase of the project, lead the tenant build-out phase, and establish the Madison Public Market as a premier market location in Madison and the surrounding areas once the market doors open. […]

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Madison Public Market Foundation, TruStage and supporters celebrate Equity Through Entrepreneurship, highlighting the first MPM Vendors

Media Release | February 20, 2024 Madison, WI — The Madison Public Market Foundation and TruStage hosted a special gathering on February 20, 5-7 p.m. at TruStage (5910 Mineral Point Road) to bring Public Market donors, volunteers, diverse vendors, local officials, and other supporters together in celebration of the Madison Public Market moving forward to […]

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Construction well underway at the Public Market

Demolition and construction at the future Madison Public Market began in earnest late in October of 2023. Since then, much progress has been made, as these photos suggest. Lots of work is necessary to renovate this former Fleet Service building, operated since the 1950’s by the City of Madison. Daniels Construction is the contractor selected […]

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Public Market Groundbreaking Event Celebrates Construction Start

A crowd filled with supporters of the Madison Public Market and TruStage MarketReady Hall were on hand Monday, November 27 to officially mark the commencement of the long-awaited project’s construction. Held at the future site of the Market (202 N. First Street, Madison) the event featured remarks from the following: Welcome by Hannah Mohelnitzky, City […]

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Demolition of Fleet Service Building Begins! Market Construction Underway!

During a visit to the former Fleet Service Building on November 1, it was apparent that the Madison Public Market construction is truly underway! Crews from Daniels Construction are now on site and have begun the interior demolition of the building. First step is to remove the overhead fluorescent lighting. Walls to be removed are […]

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Dane County Board provides $1M in additional funding; Market construction set to begin

The Dane County Board, already an important backer and funding source for the Madison Public Market, voted 30-3 on October 19 to provide and additional $1 million towards the Market’s completion. This is a final piece of financing that will allow the project to move toward a 2025 opening. The county’s contribution to the market’s […]

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Madison Common Council approves funds to begin Market’s construction

After a lengthy discussion at the October 17 meeting of the Madison Common Council, the alders voted 15-3 to provide the necessary funding to favorably respond to the lowest construction bid, which must be enacted by October 24. The City Council has added $1.64 million to the project after construction bids came in over budget […]

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Call to Action! Write to your alder in support of the Market!

This is an urgent request to Madison Public Market supporters! If you believe in the Public Market and its’ potential to be an amazing resource for small businesses as well as its’ future as a beloved Madison destination, the time is now to write to your City of Madison alder. Once again, we’ve reached a […]

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Cap Times: Madison Public Market funding proposal increases by $3.3 million

The Cap Times has reported on September 28 that City Council member Sabrina Madison has introduced a budget amendment to pay the extra money needed to build the long-awaited Madison Public Market, but her proposal depends on more help from Dane County. The lowest bid from a contractor to reconstruct the building came in this […]

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Update: Alder looks to close latest funding gap

The Cap Times reported on September 19 that Alder Sabrina Madison intends to submit an amendment to the 2023 Capital Budget, seeking to further fund the construction of the Market. She and others will ask that an additional $1.6M be approved. “I am interested in seeing the project through because I believe the economic and […]

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“I’m excited to be a part of the Madison Public Market, a place where all of our residents and visitors can come together to celebrate great food, our amazing entrepreneurial scene and our community’s diverse strengths and talents.” - Melinda Heinritz, Foundation for Madison Public Schools

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