The new merchants include a cheesemonger, bakery/flower shop, taqueria and Mediterranean eatery.
The North Market Development Authority, the nonprofit that operates the historic Short North market, announced four new merchants today for its forthcoming North Market Bridge Park, which is expected to open this summer.
Two of the North Market’s Spruce Street vendors, Dos Hermanos and Black Radish Creamery, have secured stalls at the Dublin market. In addition, Flowers & Bread and Falafel Kitchen will join as newcomers to the market family.
"This group of merchants embody what North Market stands for: local, fresh, authentic and diverse," said Rick Harrison Wolfe, the market’s executive director, in a press release.
Located at 6736 Longshore St., the Bridge Park market will feature an open layout with 22,000 square feet of space for 18 merchant stalls (including pop-up vendors) and another 10,000 square feet of back-of-house space with loading docks.
In November, the NMDA announced North Market Bridge Park’s first five merchants, including: Coastal Local Seafood, Dough Mama, The Dublin Farmer’s Daughter from Copia Farm, Market Bar and Momo Ghar. Additional vendors will be announced at a later date.
Here’s more information about the four vendors announced today:First launched as a food truck in 2012, Dos Hermanos joined the North Market in 2015, serving Oaxacan-style street food such as tacos, tamales and more. In addition to their market stall, owners Lisa and Vicente Gutierrez operate two food trucks, a taco cart, drop-off catering services and a concession stand in the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Anne and John Reese of Black Radish, named Columbus Monthly Tastemakers in 2017, will offer Ohio-made artisanal products, including their own handcrafted cheeses and fruit preserves, at their second retail location. “A cut-to-order style cheese counter with a seasonally curated selection of American and imported cheeses will be prominent. We're also adding an enhanced cheese-centric food menu,” Anne Reese said in the announcement. Flowers & Bread currently operates a café, artisanal bakery and flower shop in Clintonville. At the Bridge Park market, owners Sarah Lagrotteria and Tricia Wheeler will offer artisanal breads and pastries as well as a full-service floral studio, featuring workshops on arranging, wreath-making and more. Falafel Kitchen, meanwhile, is a new, all-vegetarian concept from owner Katy Ailabouni, whose mother, Maggie Ailabouni, is the chef/owner of Mazah Mediterranean Eatery near Grandview. The menu will feature fresh falafel, salads, homemade pickles, spinach pies, za’atar bread and more.