As part of the new Westside of Baltimore
Renaissance, Lexington Market joins
the atmosphere of energy, confidence
and enthusiasm. Lexington Market is
leading the many new projects
envisioned, planned and underway on
the Westside. The Lexington Market
Revitalization was completed in
Change has again come to the area. A major
renaissance is in progress for the West Side
of Downtown Baltimore. The historic
Hippodrome Theater a short block away has
been transformed through a 61 million dollar
renovation into a premier host for the
performing arts. Across from the theater will
This is a new development and adaptive
re-use "Urban Village"project opposite the
Hippodrome. It will include 325 market rate
apartments, approximately 50,000 sf. of retail,
a hotel, parking and civic uses. The "Atrium"
adjacent to the planned Centerpoint project
has been completed adding another 174
apartments to the residential component
expected to total in the thousands over the
next five years.
As it has for over 200 years, a renovated
Lexington Market will again reinvent itself to
meet the needs of new residents and visitors,
and will continue to serve its existing patrons.
Fresh, colorful exterior renovation that
presents a secure and "open" feeling, coupled
with new, clean interior finishes, boost the
Market's image and prepare it for the next two
The specific renovation program includes new larger exterior windows,
expanded storefront windows, new lighting and signage, new column
treatments and exterior architectural details and finishes. The interior of the
market has been dramatically improved with new colors, finishes, graphics and
lighting. New bathroom facilities and a bright user friendly seating area have
been installed to better accommodate the building's visitors.
During the 1950's the population of the City started moving to suburbs.
Businesses located in the downtown area soon followed the population shift.
During this period the Market continued to flourish by providing an economic
opportunity incubator for new businesses started by entrepreneurs,
immigrants and others who sought to improve their lives and to support their
families. The importance of the Market has increased each year and has
resulted in the dominant role which the Market now fulfills in the area.
Lexington Market is a historic landmark between Eutaw, Lexington, Greene and
Saratoga Streets (a two city block footprint) and has operated on this site since
1782, The Market provides fresh meats, seafood, poultry, groceries, specialty
items and prepared foods for take-out and on-site consumption. 140 merchant
stalls are located in the Market. Many events are scheduled throughout the year
including, Lunch with the Elephants, The Chocolate Festival, special programs
for the holidays, community services and noontime music events captioned
"Fresh Music at the Market". Thousands of children from schools throughout
the state visit the Market on field trips to discover the vast variety of foods and
the excitement of the Market.
400 W. Lexington Street
Baltimore, MD 21201