‘Pop-Up Market’ to Highlight Local Products in Salem’s Point Neighborhood

‘Pop-Up Market’ to Highlight Local Products in Salem’s Point Neighborhood

 Salem – The Point Neighborhood Association, the North Shore Community Development Coalition (NSCDC), the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), and the City of Salem are excited to announce a pop-up Multicultural Market opening this fall in the Point neighborhood of Salem.

 

The market will be open Saturday, October 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Peabody Street Park on the Harborwalk at Peabody Street in Salem.

Residents from Salem and the entire North Shore are encouraged to attend. Local and regional vendors will be selling prepared ethnic cuisine, fresh produce, clothing, and gift items; visitors will also enjoy music and have the opportunity to participate in a collaborative visual art project.

 “The market is a chance for us to highlight some of the best goods offered by local vendors in the Point, and to also provide access to goods not readily available in the neighborhood while meeting the needs of local residents,” said Mickey Northcutt, CEO of North Shore Community Development Coalition.

 The market is a part of ongoing efforts to study the retail market and redevelopment potential of the Point neighborhood as part of a forthcoming Salem Point Neighborhood Commercial Corridors Revitalization Plan. Learn more about the plan at www.mapc.org/salempointvision.

 “The Point neighborhood is rich in diversity and is home to over 60 remarkable shops and retailers,” said Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll. “This market is a great way for our community to highlight the vibrancy of this historic waterfront neighborhood and the variety of retail opportunities it offers for residents and visitors alike.”

 The market will feature more than eight vendors providing a range of local cuisines, fresh produce, and retail goods. Entertainment will include DJ music, entertainment from a local magician, and a collaborative art project led by Salem artist Miguel Cruz, who is also a member of the newly-formed Salem Art Commission.

“We are excited to test some offerings at the market that will fill several of the market gaps identified in our retail market analysis of the Point,” said Jennifer Erickson, Regional Planner at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). “The neighborhood is within walking distance from what is officially known as the downtown, and provides amazing access to the waterfront. This market is going to be a fantastic way to showcase the vibrancy of the neighborhood.”

 This project is collaborative effort between the City of Salem, the Point Neighborhood Association, the North Shore Community Development Coalition, and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, and advances the housing and economic development goals identified in the Salem Point Neighborhood Vision and Action Plan, which was adopted by the City of Salem and its community partners in summer 2014.

 

For more information about the market and the Salem Point Neighborhood Commercial Corridors Revitalization Plan, visit http://bit.ly/salempointmarket or www.mapc.org/salempointvision.

 

For more information about the market, contact Renato Castelo at MAPC by email at rcastelo@mapc.org or by phone 617-933-0706, or Andrea Rhoades at North Shore CDC at andrea@northshorecdc.org or (978) 745-8071 x4013.

Peabody Street Park