Slowly but surely, North Market Bridge Park is coming together since its official Nov. 6 opening.
Bridge Park has operated in a limited capacity since first opening with four stores, including Coastal Local Seafood, Dos Hermanos Tacos, Market Bar, and Reuse Revolution.
Since then, the new North Market location has seen the addition of five new businesses, bringing the total up to nine.
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The additional four stores that have launched since Bridge Park’s November opening are Bake me Happy (Dec. 19), Bubbles Tea & Juice Co. (Dec. 17), Lan Viet (Dec. 18), and Pasta Ditoni’s (Dec. 11).
According to North Market Director of Communications and Marketing Meghan Brouillette, Bridge Park will likely end up with 18 full-time vendors. This count includes three open spaces that are currently without tenants.
In addition to those that have already opened, their slate will include Black Radish Creamery, BREaD Bakery + Café, Falafel Kitchen, Hoyo’s Sambusas & Juices, the Little Kitchen, and the Pit BBQ Grille.
The most recent addition to Bridge Park came on Jan. 8 in the form of Kintsugi Sushi Bar. With its name referring to the ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold, Kintsugi aims to offer both traditional and lesser-known sushi options, such as temaki and chirashi-zushi from their sleekly-designed storefront.
One of the businesses set to open in early 2021 is Black Radish Creamery, the popular local cheese-makers who opened their first-ever brick and mortar storefront at the downtown North Market location in 2016.
“We are excited to bring the best of all things cheese to Dublin. To have support from a local community under the North Market umbrella is a great foundation for us to expand our market from downtown,” said owner Anne Reese. “Our Dublin location allows us to expand our current offerings from cut-to-order cheese offerings into a full prepared food menu.”
The rest of the new Bridge Park vendors are set to open on a rolling basis throughout early 2021, although no hard date has been given for when the location plans to be fully operational.
The Dublin-based expansion of the city’s historic downtown North Market has seen its fair share of setbacks due to COVID-19, but in spite of this, Bridge Park has remained open for four days a week (from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday) in what the location refers to as its “limited preview hours.”
These hours are in place to allow construction to finish on the storefronts not yet open.
According to Brouillette, the remaining merchants are on track to open in early 2021, and will likely be opening one-by-one as construction finishes, rather than all at once.
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