So far, they have lined up a few ready-made-to-eat food vendors, and outlets from other vendors already in the city - they are going to need more than that.
Hot and Cold Cafe (Cosmo Meens, Mo:le)
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Island Spice Trade
Silk Road tea
Salt Spring Island Cheese
The new Public Market set to open at the Hudson Building downtown is shaping up to be a foodie central with the first confirmed list of vendors.
Highlights include some new additions to the local food scene: The Hot and Cold Café from Cosmo Meens, Olympic chef and Mo:lé founder. George Szasz of Paprika and Stage Wine Bar fame will also launch a new hot food venture.
Tortilleria Monterrey will bring their popular market handmade tortillas to their Mexican-style deli. Island Spice Trade and Bounty Seafood are other new additions.
Established local favourite such as Silk Road tea, Salt Spring Island Cheese and Wildfire Bakery will also have shops.
“The focus is food and local,” said Maryanne Carmack, administrator for the Victoria Downtown Public Market Society. She said food vendors are also selected for variety, providing a one-stop local shop for those downtown.
Vendors in the market include an array of local farmers’ day tables, semi-permanent kiosks operating on one-year leases and permanent vendors with three-year leases.