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Center Street Market to Bring 12 Local Vendors & Florida-Based Brewery to Hilliard

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Center Street Market to Bring 12 Local Vendors & Florida-Based Brewery to HilliardPhoto via Crooked Can.
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A North Market-style concept is coming to Hilliard, under the name Center Street Market.

Located at 5354 Center St., the to-be-built 16,000 square foot facility will house between 10 and 12 food vendors alongside the Florida-based brewery Crooked Can Brewing Co. Crooked Can co-owner Andrew Sheeter is part of the overall project, as well as his long-time friends and local partners Robert Fry and Jon St. Julian.

Sheeter’s brewery in Winter Garden, Florida, is part of the Plant Street Market, another larger-scale vendor market named for the street it occupies. The three partners share a years-long history, and in ongoing conversations developed the idea of bringing a Plant Street concept to Columbus.

“[Andrew Sheeter] is a childhood friend of mine,” says Fry. “So, in the many times that I visited when Plant Street opened and since then, we talked about how this would be a great idea to do [here].”

Fry says the team have had conversations with a number of potential vendors, but none are set in stone as of now. While the majority of the booths will offer food, the plan is to have additional temporary (Thursday through Sunday) food and retail merchants. And in the summer months, Center Street Market will utilize their patio to create an outdoor “farmers market feel,” with both food and retail offerings.

At the brewery, 18 taps will serve Crooked Can’s flagship beers, along with seasonals, sours and ciders.

Seating would be available in the middle of the building, along with some on the patio.

So far, the team has gotten approval from the city of Hilliard and are “working hard to break ground before the end of the year.” If they stay on their goal timeline, Center Street Market should be open by the summer of 2019.

Soon, the Plant Street Market website will be updated to include the Center Street Market as one of its locations. To keep up, visit plantstmarket.com.

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