Tom SpicerYesterday I joked: Since the city can't find anyone to take over Dallas Farmers Market, maybe Tom Spicer and I would just go ahead and take the keys. But Spicer -- the man behind Spiceman's FM 1410 on Fitzhugh, beloved seller of produce to chefs professional and amateur alike, and a cou ... More >>
Thomas CombsChris Kaplan, proprietor of Mawker Coffee, has been in Shed No. 2 at Dallas Farmers Market for 11 years -- in other words, long before that $3-million redo. He was there when it was unbearably cold and insufferably hot -- when it was known as "The Freeze and Fry Building," as Kaplan p ... More >>
Flickr photo: jlusterAfter 70 years of municipal control, it now sounds like City Hall could be handing over the management of the Dallas Farmers Market, as well as Fair Park, to the loving hands of the private sector.
City Manager Mary Suhm confirmed for Unfair Park today that the city is reque ... More >>
Jody Rikhilal's family has been selling its curry powders, herbs and masalas downtown for 18 years, and remained at Dallas Farmers Market during Shed No. 2's $3.2-million overhaul a few years ago. But they decided last week that they'd had enough of dealing with the city of Dallas to remain one m ... More >>
Janel LeathermanDidn't intend to follow-up Monday's item about Dallas Farmers Market landing an anchor for Shed No. 2 with news about the shed's lack of an electrical inspection and certificate of occupancy; just worked out that way. Instead, I'd intended to follow with a brief chat with Janel Le ... More >>
Flickr user: Daquella maneraBack to Dallas Farmers Market Shed No. 2 for just a moment. While doing some follow-up phone-calling this morning after posting the item about Pecan Lodge Catering, I found out that the city-owned building, which cost $3.2 million to redo before its quiet reopening at ... More >>
Flickr photo: Daquella maneraThis morning, I had a long chat with Janel Leatherman, the Dallas Farmers Market administrator, concerning the dearth of vendors in Shed 2 -- which, as you no doubt recall, was enclosed and air-conditioned at the cost of $3.2 million,and which quietly reopened at the end ... More >>