Former Taylor's Furniture building. (BlackburnNews.com File Photo by Briana Carnegie)

New Market Coming To Downtown Sarnia

A welcome new development is coming to downtown Sarnia.

Local businessman Rob Fleischer and his wife hope to open the Sarnia Downtown Market in the former Taylor’s Furniture Store in the first part of July.

They’re looking for local farmers, food producers, craftspeople and artisans.

The building has been renovated with two roll-up garage doors to access Christina St.

“It’s a beautiful building located right in downtown Sarnia and we chose it because of the historical significance and the beauty of the building,” says Fleischer. “We were thinking of doing some things with this building but when we started looking at the market concept and spoke with a number of people downtown, they all said we need a mini grocery store style market downtown. So we thought, ‘why not design one that brings different vendors in to get this thing going?’, and we’ve had a super response so far.”

More local food suppliers, farmers, craftspeople and artists are still needed.

Fleischer says hours aren’t set in stone yet, but they’ll tentatively open Thursday and Friday afternoons and evenings and then part of the day Saturdays and Sundays, likely in the first week of July. You can contact [email protected] if you are interested.