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 Natural Awakenings Lancaster-Berks

Southern Market Gets an Upgrade

Lancaster City’s restored iconic Southern Market, built as a farmers' market in 1888, will debut nonprofit ASSETS' new office and a modern, world-class food hall featuring regional and international cuisine from 10 up-and-coming local, diverse chefs—who'll be supported by ASSETS—in January 2022. It will include a bar, spacious community rooms for hosting events, a coffee shop, retail space, a small stage for live entertainment and 175 seats for eating, networking and gatherings.

ASSETS moved into the building in 2013 because it sat at the fulcrum between the economically thriving Downtown Lancaster corridor and the often under-represented communities of color to the south. Southern Market can serve as a zipper between these communities through the innovative work of diverse and inclusive entrepreneurs and ASSETS' mission to build an equitable and prosperous economy that works for everyone.

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