The Pikes Peak Market will move into the former ARC Document Solutions, around the corner from its previous location.
The Pikes Peak Market
, a shared retail space for local food vendors
, will be moving around the corner from 9 S. Weber St. to 315 E. Pikes Peak Ave., as affirmed by the Market's Board of Directors in a vote held Tuesday, April 10.
The new space is around twice the size of the current market, giving vendors more flexibility for configuration.
“The vendors were excited about the opportunity," says Board chair Chris Cipoletti. "They’re excited to see some more growth.”
He says the new space could host up to 38 or 40 vendors total.
There isn't a finalized floor plan in place yet, but Cipoletti says they do plan to add a coffee bar and bar space for craft beer and local wines and spirits. That's always been in the works for the market. Fortunately for the Board's finances, five months after the grand opening
, they had not yet applied for a liquor license when the opportunity to move came up. The renovations will not, however, add any production space; vendors will still be producing their wares offsite.
Cipoletti says that, as of now, the plan is to soft-open in the new space on June 1. Until then, the current space will continue to operate as the new space is renovated. Ideally, Cipoletti says there will be no closure — at close of business on May 31, the vendors will relocate their stalls around the corner in time to open at planned hours the following day.
The existing market's been running since fall, 2017.