SOUTH STREET SEAPORT — A longtime Seaport market is making a comeback.
The Fulton Stall Market — a collection of vendors selling gourmet food, farm-fresh produce and handmade crafts — has returned to the Seaport, now in an indoor, year-round space on Front Street.
Merchants had for five years set up along South Street, beneath awnings where fish was once hawked, for a weekly, seasonal market. But last year, founder Amy Weeks said the market had to shut down because vendors weren't making enough money and because they were about to lose their space.
The spot where the market once operated, outside of the Fulton Market Building, is now closed off as the building is being reconstructed into a movie theater by Seaport developer Howard Hughes Corporation.
The Fulton Stall Market has moved across the street from the Fulton Market Building, inside two indoor spaces at 207 Front St. and the neighboring Cannon’s Walk building.
“We’re very excited to be here, and to have a chance to grow with the changing community,” said Stephen Dima, Weeks' brother-in-law, who manages the market. “This is a great opportunity for our vendors.”
Most of the original crew of vendors selling sweets, breads and produce will return, and new merchants will arrive as well. There will be a rotating roster of about 40 vendors, some of whom will sell beer and wine.
The Fulton Stall Market, which is now in its soft opening and only has a couple vendors so far, is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“We’re very happy to be back and have this beautiful space,” said Dina Lerman, the owner of handmade children’s clothing line Bugged Out, and a longtime Fulton Stall Market vendor. “The market was struggling last summer with all the construction, and now we have this lovely new way to be part of the neighborhood — I think all the vendors seem very excited.”
Dima said he is planning night markets and other special events, like live music and children's activities, but nothing is finalized yet.
"We're looking forward to really utilizing this space," Dima said. "There's a lot of potential here, we're looking forward to the holidays, and to the future here."