Flagship City Public Market Opens
Remodeled Dispatch Building offers fresh meat, produce, and more
This is not a mirage — an oasis in Downtown Erie's notoriously vast food desert finally revealed itself to the public in Perry Square on Tuesday afternoon, as the Flagship City Public Market officially opened for business. The ground floor of the former Dispatch Building has been totally reinvented and reimagined as a second home for three local businesses:
- Luminary Distilling: tastings, cocktails, spirits to-go
- Erie Food Co-op: grab-and-go and made-to-order prepared items with an attached grocery store offering fresh produce and more
- Gordon's Meat Market: meat and seafood with additional deli items
Present at Tuesday's ribbon-cutting ceremony were Mayor Joe Schember and most of the core Erie Downtown Development Corporation (EDDC) team members, board of directors, and board members. Of course, the Erie Reader was also on-hand to check out the brand new space.