Southern Market Grand Opening!

Central Market is undoubtedly a gem of Lancaster. And now…it’s “sister” market is opening down the street – Southern Market! The grand opening is January 27, 2022. You won’t want to miss it!!

Originally a 19th century landmark, the Southern Market has been transformed into a multicultural food market and community hub. Located at the corner of Queen and Vine Street, Southern Market is taking downtown Lancaster by storm! It is expected to become one of Lancaster’s most popular food destinations for anything from local food to international fare. It is one of two projects that Willow Valley Communities is spearheading in downtown Lancaster. 

What makes Southern Market differ from other markets is that it has a large, designated seating area. This is the perfect place to grab lunch with a friend or coworker while downtown, or stop, sit, and sip a coffee while reading our blog (!). 

The idea behind Southern Market is to give young food businesses a strong start and introduction to the community. They will each have a stand, where they will be headquartered for 16-20 months, and then they will move on to hopefully own their own storefront or catering business. 

The list of talented and diverse restaurateurs includes:

  • 4 E’s Latin Cuisine – this offers rich, vibrant flavors of the Dominican Republic
  • Made by Lolo – delicious mini meals and creative tapas
Salad on a stick!!
  • Savoy Truffle Cakes – decadent desserts and special treats
  • Butter and Bean – coffee, espressos, and yummy pastries
Me and the sweet owner, Jessie Tuno
  • Flavors of Morocco – authentic Moroccan cuisine with an Indian flair
  • Pho Life – variety of Vietnamese meals
  • X Marks the Spot – Southern soul food with a modern twist
  • Laylai el Shem – Middle Eastern food with deep, vivid flavors

In addition to these impressive stands will be Pizzeria 211 and Bar 1888. These two will have a permanent location within the Market. 

Along with the multicultural food offerings, Southern Market also includes offices, meeting rooms, and public spaces for the community. Need a break from working at home? You can rent out a room and work from Southern Market! 


Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 12 noon – 9 PM

Friday, Saturday 12 noon – 10 PM

*it is expected that hours of operation will increase. 

We cannot wait to support Southern Market and see how it brings life back to a historical building, and energy to the city. 

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