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Esky DDA completes marketplace project

ESCANABA, — The Escanaba DDA has completed its shared kitchen project at the Escanaba Marketplace in fowntown Escanaba.

“This project is another step in making the Escanaba Marketplace the centerpiece of downtown which will have a multitude of uses,” said DDA Executive Director Scott Czasak. “We would like to invite the Escanaba community to join us in celebrating the completion of this project at a ribbon cutting ceremony.”

The ceremony will be held Saturday, May 22 at 11 a.m. at the marketplace on the corner of Ludington Street and South 15th Street, just prior to the start of the Esky Clean-Up at noon.

The shared kitchen project, paid for with grants from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and the Hannahville Indian Community, and by the Escanaba DDA, provides for commercial kitchen space at the Escanaba Marketplace. Multiple uses are projected, including catering for the existing event space, educational projects, and restaurant development.

“As we come out of the pandemic restrictions the residents of Escanaba deserve something to celebrate”, said Czasak. “The completion of this project, in conjunction of the beginning of Farmer’s Market season, demonstrate downtown Escanaba is moving forward.”

The Escanaba Downtown Development Authority was created to see the downtown reinvented and revitalized with a mix of activity nodes focused on retail, residential, and entertainment uses; to see downtown become a vibrant business, entertainment, and tourist destination with a diverse economy, including increased job opportunities,which will continue to enhance the quality of life in the community.

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