The Daily Progress
By Jack Pitcher
Architects, city planners and community members gathered along Grady Avenue Wednesday for the groundbreaking ceremony of a new project at the Historic Monticello Dairy building.
Stony Point Design/Build first unveiled plans in September 2017 for a multi-phase project that will convert the old milk plant into a food hall and retail space for up to 14 vendors called Dairy Market.
Dairy Market will model itself after projects such as New York’s Chelsea Market, and will feature a number of local food vendors surrounding a communal dining area.
The entire market will be curated and managed by a professional staff — the vendors just need to focus on their food and drink.
The larger project, called Dairy Central, includes 50,000 square feet of office space, space for two restaurants and two stores, and 175 apartments, including 20 affordable housing units, in what is currently the building’s parking lot.