According to the developers, the eagerly anticipated San Jose Public Market at San Pedro Square is set to open this summer. At a meeting with potential vendors, local business owners, and residents, the devleopers of the Urban Market described plans for the project which would be located at the north end of San Pedro Square. The new San Jose public market, which has been previously compared to other public markets such as The Ferry Building Marketplace in San Francisco and Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle, will feature a wide assortment food establishments, shops and entertainment. At the top of the list are a coffee shop, fish market, deli, and locally grown fresh produce. Steve Borkenhagen, general manager of the project, said that Barefoot Coffee of San Jose has already signed up to be the anchor tenant with a cafe and coffee bar. Produce market Veggielution is also slated to open up shop in the downtown San Jose Public Market. The Urban Market will have a distinctly “mom and pop shop” feel to it as no chain stores or restaurants are planned to be in the mix.
The public marketplace will be a gathering destination for residents and visitors of San Jose. Plans for the project include over 18,000 square feet of retail space. For more information, check out the San Jose Public Market website.