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Eastern Market

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"District 5 is the epicenter of culture, education, business, entertainment and medicine." - Councilwoman Mary Sheffield

WE ARE EASTERN MARKET

Originally located in Cadillac Square, Eastern Market first was devoted to hay and wood sales. In 1891, sales sheds were built to accommodate the market and it was moved to its current location approximately one mile northeast of downtown Detroit and renamed.  After the end of World War II as more food processors and wholesalers moved to the area, Eastern Market became an important hub for the wholesale food industry. At the center of the 43-acre Eastern Market is a six-block public market, which draws people from all over the region every Saturday for the farmers market. Today Eastern Market is the largest open-air flowerbed market in the United States and the largest historic public market district in the United States. More than 150 food and specialty businesses are located within the market district selling all types of goods including produce, meat, spices, jams, flowers and poultry. The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. The surrounding area in recent years has attracted new businesses such as popular restaurants and bars and added new residential units such as lofts as more people seek to live in the neighborhood.

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Investments
PRIVATE INVESTMENTS
$1.6M
garbage pick up day
PICK UP DAY
INFO
home renovation permits
HOME RENOVATIONS
138
improve detroit issues resolved
ISSUES RESOLVED
892

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number of parks
PARKS
0
number of homes
HOMES
4,360
number of schools
SCHOOLS
2
libraries
LIBRARIES
1

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