The folks who run the Farmers' Market said last month that the Market House would open sometime in early August. Jolie Yockey, spokeswoman for the market, says some people mistakenly believe that it's launching today. In reality, she says, the team is hoping to reopen later this week, with a grand opening with Mayor Karl Dean planned for Friday, Aug. 12. (Meanwhile, one restaurant, B&C BBQ, has been operating a temporary location outside the Market House.)
Read the full release after the jump:
Market House Opening Information
Nashville, TN — Aug. 1, 2010 — The Nashville Farmers' Market (NFM) asks the assistance of the press in letting the public know that the interior Market House Restaurants & Shops will NOT be open for business on Monday, Aug. 2nd — yet hopefully later this week. The Market House has been slated for necessary inspections by Metro agencies (health department, building & codes, fire marshal, etc.) on Monday, Aug. 2nd — and will not be open to the public.
It is our understanding that some believe we are opening tomorrow which is impossible without successful completion of these inspections. Further, some key equipment and systems are being further inspected to guarantee the upmost in public health and safety. The merchants and team working at/with NFM are all working hard, and are beyond anxious to open. We will advise as soon as we have solid opening date information on the Market House overall, as well as individual restaurants. The new NFM kitchen will be last to be restored so that resources could be committed fully to supporting our merchants reopening. In all other Market House areas, we are hoping to be open and back in business sometime this week. An official celebration with the Mayor has been scheduled for Friday, Aug. 13th. We will offer more details in the coming days.
NFM would like to thank you for your kind attention and graciousness towards our Market and merchants during the flood and its continued aftermath. We know that we are nowhere near the end of the road, yet have begun to truly see light at the end of the tunnel. Your efforts and support and so many in the public have helped spur spirits, hearts and processes on many a challenging day. Thank You!
We Hope to Be Seeing You — With Open Signs Fully Alight — Soon!
The Nashville Farmers' Market