Eastern Market, Detroit, MI

Strategic Planning, Management, Operations, Capital Improvements, Outreach

The Market

Eastern Market is one of the best places in Detroit – and one of the city’s most viable opportunities to reconnect a local economy, food system and sense of community. The largest historic market district in the United States – Eastern Market has been evolving in its current location since 1891 when it relocated from Cadillac Square downtown.

The Job

We have been working with Eastern Market and the City administration for over ten years to create a vibrant mixed-use market district, managed by a new not-for-profit corporation that brings together the people, products and promise of new local economic rebirth. The market regularly attracts 50,000 retail shoppers on Saturdays and the surrounding wholesale activity generates over a billion dollars annually. (In collaboration with PPS)