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The Stories Behind Essex Street Market


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New banners at Essex Street Market are part of a new marketing campaign that shares the stories behind the market's 20+ vendors.

This week, we're sharing a whole new side of Essex Street Market by showcasing the vibrant and dynamic stories behind the merchants at this historic culinary destination.

When Mayor Fiorello La Guardia established the market in 1939, it became a fixture of the Lower East Side. Since then, the neighborhood has evolved, turning the market into a melting pot of distinctive shops that offer a wide array of ethnic and artisanal offerings, each of which have storied histories of their own. The new campaign reflects the diversity of this marketplace and its merchants.

Check out our Essex Street Market profiles to learn more about the market's other offerings and head to the market for a dose of community and a helping of delicious treats. Essex Street Market has always been open for business! 



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