Boston is one of very few major US cities without a daily public market. Now, after years of trying, it looks like efforts to change that sad fact are finally getting off the ground, reports the Globe. Two firms have filed proposals to redevelop a block-long property on Blackstone Street and both plans include space for a market, which would be similar to Seattle’s Pike Place or Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal. Though this isn’t the first time a public market has been planned for Boston, and though the market wouldn’t open for at least two years, we are cautiously hopeful.
[Photo: The new market would far outclass Haymarket, woneffeICotuit]