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After seven months, this Franklinton marketplace has closed

After seven months, this Franklinton marketplace has closed

Jack McLaughlin

Last spring, the Marketplace at Gravity was opened to the public. Seven months later, the marketplace announced that it had closed.

Billed as an immersive, “experience-driven” pop-up market that featured a rotating variety of artists, makers and vendors in addition to a host of food trucks, the Marketplace at Galaxy first opened in June of 2022. Its closure was announced late last week.

While the Marketplace was always intended as a non-permanent concept, a press release for its opening stated events were originally slated to run at the Marketplace through May of 2023.


“From the start, this project was intended to be a short-term, pop-up concept to activate the area and support small, local businesses and creatives, and we’re proud to have done that. As we prepare for the opening of Gravity’s second phase this year, we will explore how Marketplace might live on in another form,” a statement posted to the Marketplace at Gravity’s website said. “And we’ll continue to find other unique and meaningful ways to further activate the Gravity neighborhood while uplifting local artists. We are so grateful for the community’s support around Marketplace, and we look forward to what’s next.”

The Marketplace was located across the street from 501 W. Broad St., across from the Gravity Development’s first phase.

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