A Wave of New Businesses Opening at Broad Street Market

by Ashlee O. Dugan | June 3, 2015

Harrisburg, PA (June 3, 2015) --- The Broad Street Market continues to experience a renaissance. Four new businesses will call the market home on June 4, 2015, and three more will join in later in the month.  There has been an influx of interest in the historic market houses. Entrepreneurs from varied backgrounds have been selected to join the Broad Street Market vendor community.


Interim Market Manager, Ashlee O. Dugan stated, “The goal is to bring a diversity of food options to the market.  We strive to create a space that offers a mix of prepared foods and fresh produce options.  With this new wave of vendors we are one step closer to creating that ideal mix.”


On Thursday June 4, 2015, the Broad Street Market will add gourmet grilled cheese, cupcakes, craft burgers, and fresh pizza to the mix.  These additions paired with the fresh produce from Three Springs Fruit Farm in the courtyard every Saturday is drawing more and more people to Broad Street for an authentic market experience.

This week will mark the grand opening for four new market businesses.  Mad Dash Concessions is a local food truck business that specializes in gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches.  Their stand will share space with fellow food truck business, Sugar Whipped, which will offer cupcakes and full-sized cakes to market shoppers.  Sugar Whipped makes vegan, sugar-free and gluten-free items in addition to their traditional cakes.  Located in the front corner of the stone building, these ambitious food-truckers are making the Broad Street Market a permanent location.


The Harrisburger is locally sourced and hand-crafted burger joint which will offer customers with creative hamburger options.  The Harrisburger proudly purchases the majority of their ingredients from fellow market vendors like Hummer’s Meats. 


Kubtini is a deli and pizzeria bringing some new prepared food options into the brick market house.  Kubtini will offer pizza by the slice as well as whole pies.  In addition, pierogies, sandwiches and Italian entrees will be added to the menu as it progresses.

In addition to these new businesses, the market has seen some internal changes.  The Millworks Farmstand has changed hands and while it still has a local food driven mission it now operates under new ownership.  It is now called Radish & Rye Food Hub.  Similarly, Apple Dumplings, Etc. is now under new ownership.  While customers can still find delicious apple dumplings and other baked treats, the new owners have added cheese cake and some other freshly baked items like cookies and brownies.  Rosetta’s Chillidogs has changed locations and can now be found beside Mad Dash.

In the weeks to follow the market will welcome a kettle corn business, Popped Culture, gourmet donut stand, Evanilla, an authentic African-Cuisine stand called Tasty Dishes as well as local business and natural pet food supplier, Abrams & Weakley.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The Broad Street Market Interim Manager, Ashlee Dugan; board president, Jonathan Bowser; and any of the new market vendors are available for interviews. Contact (828) 230-0451 or broadstreetmarketmanager@gmail.com to arrange a time.
 

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