Construction is expected to begin Monday, March 25, on Center Street Market, a 16,000-square-foot, open-air center that will be anchored by Crooked Can Brewing Co., said Robert Fry, one of four partners opening the market.
The Center Street Market is expected to be completed by the middle of September and will open "as soon as we can brew the beer," Fry said.
"We will have a better idea at the end of the summer," he said.
Fry has identified nine of the market's 11 full-time vendors: Bakes by Lo, the Cheesecake Girl, Dumplings of Fury, Meatball Mafia, Pokebap, Rime Time Pops, Serendipity, Women that Farm and Wicked Lobstah.
Crooked Can will have a taproom at the market, according to Jon St. Julian, another partner in the development.
The original Crooked Can Brewing Co. is based in Winter Garden, Florida, near Orlando.
Fry of Plain City, Andrew Sheeter of Orlando and St. Julian of Hilliard formed a limited-liability company, CCB Columbus, to develop Center Street Market.
They also added a fourth partner, Tom Coughlin of Coughlin Automotive, Fry previously told ThisWeek.
Center Street Market will be built on the site of the former NAPA Auto Parts store at 5354 Center St.
"The Center Street Market is another exciting addition to the landscape of Old Hilliard, providing more opportunities for people to experience a variety of foods," said Libby Gierach, president and CEO of the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce.