Officials Announce Plan to Rebuild Lexington Market

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore officials have announced a plan to rebuild the city’s oldest and largest open-air marketplace.

The Baltimore Sun reports (http://bsun.md/2gvGyLE ) that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has announced a proposal to rebuild Lexington Market, replacing the existing structure with a multi-story glass building just south of the current marketplace.

Lexington Market Inc., a nonprofit created to overseeing the market, said the overhaul would cost between $35 million and $40 million — less than it would cost to rehabilitate the existing structure, which will be replaced by a park.

Rawlings-Blake said she hoped to “create a new destination” with the renovated market while retaining “those vendors that people have depended on for years.”

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