Downtown Brooklyn

Dekalb Market To Relocate Early

June 21, 2012 Heather Chin
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Dekalb Market was always meant to be a temporary retail and food oasis, but not this temporary.

Just over a year after it opened, organizers and vendors at the open-air hub of colorfully repurposed shipping containers for artisans, foodies and outdoor dance parties was given notice by its landlord that they would have to find a new space as they intended to begin construction in the fall.

According to a letter from the Market organizing team to vendors, they have already identified “a couple of sites that would be ideal” for the market, and that “while [they] are disappointed that the landlord’s new development plans moved as quickly as they did, [they] see this as a great opportunity for Dekalb Market” to grow and revitalize itself.

The market was created by Urban Space in collaboration with Jennifer Lyon and Joann Kim-Nunez.

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More information regarding the relocation is due in a couple of weeks.

The Dekalb Market site at Willoughby Street and the Flatbush Avenue Extension, is part of the plot of land slated for development by Acadia Realty Trust and Washington Square Partners. The site, along with One Dekalb Avenue, will house the long-stalled CityPoint project, which saw its construction date moved up after Century 21 signed a lease to become an anchor tenant.

CityPoint is slated to begin at the end of this summer and proceed in three phases; Century 21 is scheduled to open in 2015.


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