Eat Drink RI To Host a Central Market Preview Event at the Former Shooters Site in Providence on Saturday, August 6, 2016 – UPDATED

by David Dadekian

Eat Drink RI Central Market

Updated with full list of Central Market Preview vendors at end of release.

The public is invited to come shop at the Eat Drink RI Central Market preview on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 2 to 6 p.m. Stop by anytime to purchase directly from local food and drink businesses, experience the waterfront location, show your support for a public market in Providence, and be among the first to see the concept drawings of the Market, designed by Providence’s Union Studio.

The Eat Drink RI Central Market will contain multiple event spaces, an active Market Hall for local farm goods, producers and food artisans, independent locations for restaurants, and commercial & presentation kitchens for small scale production, broadcast, promotional, and educational purposes. The waterfront Market is poised to serve as a major tourist destination for visitors from all over the country, and is located at the Providence ferry terminal, with service to and from Newport.

This Central Market preview will be a showcase and mini-market of over 20 vendors that have expressed interest in a permanent space within the Eat Drink RI Central Market upon its opening. Some participants include The Backyard Food Company, The Granny Squibb Company, Moonrose Farm, Narragansett Creamery, New Harvest Coffee Roasters, Stock Culinary Goods, Yacht Club Soda, and many more.

The Central Market will be a retail and events center, and the nucleus for the local food economy in Rhode Island. Currently, the Eat Drink RI team is working directly with state and Providence city leadership on locating the facility on the former, and long vacant, Shooters nightclub parcel at 25 India Street. The waterfront site is publicly owned, offers sweeping views of the Providence River/Narragansett Bay, is highly visible and accessible from Route I-195/I-Way, lies adjacent to the I-195 redevelopment area, and offers direct access to dormant marina slips on site.

UPDATE: Here’s the full list of vendors for Saturday’s Central Market Preview:

  • Allie’s Genuine Goodness
  • The Backyard Food Company
  • Bellicchi’s Best Biscotti
  • Biggest Little Popcorn Company
  • Bootblack Brand
  • Borealis Coffee Roasters
  • Dell’Orto Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Enjoyful Foods
  • Fox Point Pickling Company
  • The Granny Squibb Company
  • Hocus Pocus Farm
  • Hollister Tamales
  • Inpopnito, Popcorn in Disguise
  • Just One More
  • Mesa Fresca
  • Moonrose Farm
  • Mumma’s Real Lemonade
  • Narragansett Creamery
  • New Harvest Coffee Roasters
  • North
  • Ocean State Smoked Fish Company
  • Poblano Farm
  • Reading With Robin
  • Rhode Islands’ Organic Omega 3 Dressings
  • Spicy Penguin
  • Stock Culinary Goods
  • Walrus and Carpenter Oysters
  • Yacht Club Soda

Eat Drink RI Central Market aerial

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