Crawford Hoying understood the importance of bringing fresh food and produce to the residents and office users of Bridge Park, but wanted to do it in a fashion that supported small and local businesses. A subsidiary of the North Market Development Authority, the nonprofit organization that manages North Market, reached a management agreement with Crawford Hoying and the Columbus-Franklin County Finance Authority to operate a new public market at Bridge Park, North Market Bridge Park, making this their second location in central Ohio. Located at 6750 Longshore Street at Bridge Park in Dublin, Ohio, this mixed-use development was completed in 2020.
In operation since 1876, North Market was the second of four public markets built throughout the City of Columbus (North, East, West and Central). By opening the second true public market in Central Ohio, North Market intended to continue its 143-year mission by offering fresh foods including produce, meat and fish, poultry and game, fresh pasta and dairy to communities. Additional items included a healthy mix of bakery, confections, beer/wine/spirits and prepared foods. With an open market layout, North Market Bridge Park offers front-of-house space for merchant stalls to operate from, and square footage for back-of-house operation with loading docks. In addition, the market can accommodate both small and large events, and offers universally accessible WiFi, flexible artisan spaces capable of rotating among new vendors and indoor and outdoor access.