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Columbia Market House

Columbia, PA

Columbia Market House

This historic building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is breathing new life. The plan to restore the formerly closed market takes it back to its original use as a fresh foods market and introduces an anchor tenant with a new restaurant.

Original Stand Details

Taking inspiration from the original stand details, the new market features 22 market stands of varying sizes within the open 8,500 SF space. Other improvements for vendors include common use 3-bay sinks, generous distribution of electric power to all stands, and easy to maintain floor surfaces, allowing stand holders to maintain compliance with local food service regulations.

Interior Restoration

All new electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems, including air conditioning, will allow the market and restaurant to operate all year round. Fully accessible restrooms bring the building up to code, serving both market and restaurant customers.

New Restaurant

The project also features a new commercial kitchen and dedicated seating areas to support the restaurant. The beloved original brick floor was removed for safety and cleanliness, salvaged and selectively reinstalled in prominent areas, paying homage to the original market.

Exterior Restoration

Exterior restoration includes the reconstruction of the formerly removed timber frame roof overhand on the North facade, masonry restoration, window and door repairs, roof repairs, new lighting and signage. The roof overhang will provide a covered area for stands when the market extends outside during periodic street closures of Sadie Lane.