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In early 2018 Cross Street Market began a full renovation and revitalization project to restore the Market to the center of the Federal Hill community.

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The Heart of Federal Hill

In 1846 Cross Street Market was built to serve the growing population of South Baltimore. One of the USA’s oldest public markets, it has changed and grown as our city has.

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Vendors

Burger Bar

Burger Bar continues the family legacy of great food, learned from their father's stalls in Bell Air and Lexington Markets with burgers and dogs “done right.”
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Ceremony Coffee

Ceremony was born out of a passion for sharing amazing coffee, and this passion continues to drive them today.
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Fenwick's Choice Meats

Fenwick’s has always been known not just for its quality meats (from whole chickens to breakfast sausage and slab bacon to just about any cut of meat you can imagine), but also cleanliness, customer service and fair prices.
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Nunnally Bros. Choice Meats

One of Baltimore’s best kept secrets, Nunnally Brothers Choice Meats has served Baltimore with fresh meat for over 100 years.
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SoBeachy

Chanel Fluerimond and their husband Leo serve “Caribbean food for family and friends,” at once new and familiar: an eclectic blend of African and French flavors
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Steve's Lunch

For more than 50 years, Steve’s Lunch has been serving breakfast and lunch to countless Baltimoreans at Cross Street Market.
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The Sweet Shoppe

At this throwback stall you’ll find something for everyone: Hershey’s ice cream, Naron chocolates, and other assorted classic and seasonal candies.
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history

1838

The growing population of South Baltimore petitions for a new market. At this time, the closest option is the now-defunct Hanover Market; Lexington Market and Broadway Market are also open.

1845–1846

The City designates land for a new market on Cross Street, and a long open air shed is built between Charles and Patapsco Streets. Vendors sell staples like meat & poultry, seafood, vegetables.

1869

The Market closes temporarily, but the City commissions local architect Frank Davis to redesign it.

1871

Cross Street Market is rebuilt as a two-story Italian Revival-style structure, featuring the market space on the first floor and a meeting hall on the second. Adjacent are long, rectangular open air sheds reaching toward Light Street.

May 19, 1951

An early morning 12-alarm fire starts in the main building and ultimately destroys all of Cross Street Market, as well as a few neighboring buildings. Some displaced merchants find temporary spaces nearby, and some set up stalls along Cross Street.

November 19, 1952

Cross Street Market re-opens! It is re-built as the 31,800-square-foot structure of today. More than 20,000 people attend the grand opening event. In the years to follow, the building will see some minor changes in its exterior and signage.

2015

It is announced that Cross Street Market will undergo renovations, with the City maintaining ownership of the property.

2018

A full renovation begins at Cross Street Market, developed by CSM Ventures, LLC, a partnership between Caves Valley Partners and CANAdev.

NOW

By Spring 2019, the Market will be home to more than 25 independently owned and operated businesses. The building’s renovation includes a full restoration of the entrances on Charles Street and Light Street, to closely resemble their 1950’s designs; the creation of lively indoor and outdoor communal seating areas; and a thoughtfully curated mix of vendors, establishing Cross Street Market as a local and regional destination for food, beverage and unique hospitality offerings.

Visit

Cross Street Market, in the heart of historic Federal Hill, is nestled between the north and south sides of E. Cross Street and runs the length of the block between Light and S. Charles Streets.

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Parking Information

  • 40 E West Street: ample parking is available in the West Street Garage, just a block away from the Market.

  • Metered street parking is available on E. Cross Street, Light Street and S. Charles Street.

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