East End Market closed early today due to fire inspection

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East End Market closes early on opening day due to fire inspection

Photo by Emily Dykstra
  • Photo by Emily Dykstra

Photo by Emily Dykstra

 

Today, we were excited to check out the East End Market, which we covered in our recent cover story East Side Story. But when a photographer arrived to snap some pics of the grand opening, she was greeted with the following sign posted in the window:

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We were wondering what happened, so we placed a call to Devin Edwards, whose Skyebird Juice Bar and Experimental Kitchen is one of the vendors in the market. "We were able to open the market this morning on time," he says. "I don't know the technical details, but the short answer is there was a fire inspection, so we had to close the market at 1:15 p.m., and all the public and vendors had to be out of the building."

Edwards says the market will be closed for the remainder of the day, but a private function scheduled for this evening will proceed as scheduled. Then, at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning, the market will open for business again.

It's a little disappointing for anyone who was super-eager to get in there and see what all the fuss has been about. But just one more day, and the market that contributed to our decision in 2012 to name the Audubon Park neighborhood the Best Place to Buy a House if You Could Afford One will be open for business again.

Photo by Emily Dykstra
  • Photo by Emily Dykstra

Photo by Emily Dykstra

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