by Sue Ann Rybak
The Chestnut Hill Farmer’s Market will be renamed “Market” and transformed into a modern general store, according to its owners Ron and Abby Pete.
The indoor market behind the Chestnut Hill Hotel at 8829 Germantown Ave. will feature extended hours – with Sundays added for the holidays and a five-day-a-week schedule in the spring – new vendors and a community gathering space.
“Many people love the original Chestnut Hill Farmer’s Market, but we know there is a new market for customers who are looking for something special and varied,” Ron Pete said in a statement. “The new ‘Market’ will serve the community by providing an opportunity for local producers and artisans to introduce their quality products to the public and create a unique shopping experience.”
Eileen Reilly, a spokeswoman for the owners, said the new market will combine the “charm of a country store with the sophistication of the Chestnut Hill lifestyle.”
The owners of the Chestnut Hill Farmer’s Market, Ron and Abby Pete, announced the redevelopment of the Chestnut Hill Farmer’s Market, located directly behind the Chestnut Hill Hotel, 8829 Germantown Ave. earlier this month. The farmer’s market will be renamed “Market” and the Petes’ redevelopment vision includes a modern general store and a beautiful community space that will host special events and provide a relaxing and inviting environment for customers.
The first phase of the redevelopment will be unveiled in November. The owners will be announcing a contest in a few weeks inviting residents to create a name for the neighborhood gathering space. Architect James Morrissey of Morrissey Designs estimated that the project will be completed by the spring of 2013.