Pop-up mercado featuring 25-plus Farmers Market Plaza tenants now open

by Ben OlivoJanuary 10, 2021
Papel picado banners hang at Historic Market Square in October. Photo by Stephanie Marquez | Heron contributor

More than 25 Farmers Market Plaza vendors are participating in a pop-up mercado at the Centro de Artes building, 101 S. Santa Rosa Ave., at Historic Market Square.

The small businesses, "showcasing Latino and multi-cultural merchandise and curios," set up last week at their new location as the Farmers Market Plaza building, which faces South San Saba Street, undergoes $1.37 million in maintenance and repairs and is expected to reopen in spring 2021.

El Mercado merchants, and other shops and restaurants within Market Square remain open.

Of the more than 50 Farmers Market Plaza tenants, more than 25 chose to participate in the pop-up at the Centro de Artes building, which is also home a gallery showcasing Latino arts, history and culture that opened in 2016. The gallery has been closed since March because of the pandemic.

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The pop-up mercado is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Friday & Sunday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday.

Before entering buildings at Market Square, patrons are screened for Covid-19, which includes a contactless temperature check. Face coverings are required.

Heron Editor Ben Olivo can be reached at 210-421-3932 | ben@saheron.com | @rbolivo on Twitter

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