BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Demolition of a portion of the Lexington Market in Baltimore is underway to make room for a $40 million renovation.
The demolition of the market’s arcade portion began Tuesday, spokesperson Dave O’Donnell said. The arcade portion of the building, which was built in the 1980s, will be replaced with a pedestrian plaza.READ MORE: US Pharmacies Are Rolling Out Free N95 Masks As Free COVID-19 Tests Begin To Arrive In The Mail
In February, officials broke ground on a $40 million renovation of the 238-year-old market. The upgrades will include a new 61,000 square-foot market to be built on the former south parking lot.
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At the time, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said the project will lead to 270 new jobs.
The project is expected to be completed by mid-2021.MORE NEWS: Maryland Weather: Potential Nor'Easter Could Bring Snow This Weekend
Lexington Market will remain open during construction, though it is currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.