Having recently visited Philadelphia and the Epic Reading Terminal Market, just a few days later I received the Winter Park Harvest Festival newsletter, featuring a video with fest organizer John Rife and Gabby Lothrop, who runs the Audobon Park Community Market. They are posting from a very similar place in Seattle called Melrose Market.
They seem to be insinuating that there is a project afoot to create a 6/7-day-a-week market in Orlando. With all the food trucks, local markets and “food entrepreneurs” (as John calls them) springing up in town, something like this would make total sense.
Orlando actually has quite a few indoor Flea Markets, but those are normally the kind with $10-for-10 t-shirts and other cheapo stuff. In this case, we are talking serious food and other local goods. There are lots of hollowed out grocery stores, and the Church Street Exchange wouldn’t be a bad place to put something like this either. I have no idea where they will really put it, but the “East End” moniker makes me wonder if it is not somewhere… Waterford-ish. To my knowledge nobody calls any part of Orlando the “east end” right now. What could it mean?