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A Closer Look At Plans To Revamp The Houston Farmers’ Market

An investment group plans to transform the farmers’ market on Airline Drive, but what will that mean for vendors already there?

Houston Farmers' Market Pavilion
An artist’s rendering of a new pavilion planned for the Houston Farmers’ Market.

The Houston Farmers’ Market is going to be redeveloped now that it has new owners.

MLB Capital Partners, recently unveiled plans to transform the market on Airline Drive near The Heights into what they hope will be a modern foodie destination. But what will happen to the market’s longtime vendors?

To discuss the future of the market, we talk with Todd Mason of MLB Capital Partners and area chef Chris Shepherd, who is serving as a consultant on the project.

They explain exactly what’s planned for the venue — including climate-controlled areas, open-air market areas, restrooms, common seating, and sidewalk improvements. And we discuss the role current vendors will play — and if their rent is expected to increase.

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