On September 3, the Roanoke City Market re-opened to the public with an Open House ceremony.
Originally built in 1922, the building had hosted meat and fish purveyors in a traditional market environment. In the mid-1980s, the market became an international food court, dark and uninviting. To restore the building to its early grandeur as a destination in Downtown Roanoke, Cunningham | Quill Architects began the redesign of the market in 2009. After a year of renovations, the market building is now a light-filled center that incorporates the traditional market feeling with modern vendor spaces. The building also contains non-food vendors, making the market a center for activity throughout the day.
|Exterior of the Roanoke City Market|