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Public Market Opening In Turkey Creek

By John Disque

This is no little roadside vegetable stand.

Along the way there have been some delays caused by storm damage, but it's now official. On Friday, August 12, Knoxville's newest and biggest market, Public Market, will be opening to include 800 venders and over 162,000 square feet of space (over 3 football fields). That fact alone has a buzz brewing in the community.

Everything from antiques to fresh fruit and vegetables will be sold. The market will include restaurants, bakeries, butcher shops and fish markets on the inside and a farmer's market on the outside.

The farmer's market will be broken down into two sections; locally grown and regional grown. The back section will include a liquidation area that buys overstocked inventory from area stores and sells it at bargain rates.

Public Market will also include tradeshows as well as top shelf entertainment and special events throughout the year.

Situated just off Lovell Rd in West Knoxville, close access to the interstate, and the success of Turkey Creek make it a perfect location. The market is where the old outlet mall once stood at 11221 Outlet Drive. This area had been vacant for over 8 years.

Business hours will be Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you're interested in renting some space or finding out about the latest events you can visit the official website

Published August 9, 2011

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