Earlier this summer, news broke that dining and retail complex Dekalb Market was being forced out of its space by the developers of CityPoint. This was always intended to be a temporary project, and the operators of the market, UrbanSpace, informed the vendors that they'd be moving to a new location in October.
Now Eater learns that there is no new space planned for Dekalb Market, at least not yet. Dekalb will close on September 30 for the rest of the season, and the vendors — including Maharlika, Robicelli's, Joe, Madhouse Bakery, and Mazie's Bites — will have to vacate their shipping containers by October 6.
Here's a letter that was sent to the vendors this morning:
Dear Container Shops,??
?We have spent the last number of months working hard to identify a new location for Dekalb Market and are in advanced discussion regarding a site. However, given the time constraints of securing a lease and permits, we will not be able to re-open in 2012. We remain confident that we will find a new home in the near future, so please stay tuned for an announcement regarding the Market's next location.??
Dekalb Market at CityPoint will close at the end of September. The key dates for your consideration are as follows: ?
Eater hears a rumor that UrbanSpace is scoping out spaces near BAM.
· Sunday, September 30 - last day open to the public?
· Monday, October 1 - begin strike and emptying containers?
· Wednesday, October 3 - power will be turned off?
· Saturday, October 6 - all containers emptied? ?
As we approach our final month, we will continue working hard to promote our vendors and the market as a whole, and we will continue hosting events and other activities designed to ensure that your time at our current location is as successful as possible. We also continue to encourage all vendors to independently promote their own businesses and work creatively to attract customers to the market and into your shops. To this end, we are available to discuss any questions or ideas you may have.??
We are committed as ever to keeping our container market in Brooklyn and appreciate the support and effort many of you have shown as we work towards finding our next location. We will alert you all when we've identified a new home that affords the appropriate size, location and long-term status to continue our brand as one of the city's premier creative market and cultural destinations.?
Thank you and all the best,
Dekalb Market Team
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