BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore officials want to transform Lexington Market on the west side of downtown into a dining hub.
The quasi-public Baltimore Development Corp. has posted a request for redevelopment proposals and advice on how to finance the upgrades.
Lexington Market opened in 1782 and was last renovated and expanded in the 1980s. It attracts around 2.8 million customers a year and is the best-known of the city's public markets, frequented by locals and tourists in search of crabs and beer or a quick lunch.
BDC officials tell The Daily Record of Baltimore (http://tinyurl.com/bpeqnqq ) that the renovations will bring the city-owned market into the 21st century. The request lists a goal of creating "a vibrant, vital public market serving a broad mix of customers."
Information from: The Daily Record of Baltimore, http://www.mddailyrecord.com
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