Pecan Lodge's recent defection for Deep Ellum seemed to bode ill for the planned renaissance of the Dallas Farmer's Market. Despite that, developer Brian Bergersen says things are actually looking up for the $64 million-plus redo.
Bergesen, who purchased the long-struggling market from the city six months back, told the Dallas City Council that Shed 2, the enclosed pavilion that Pecan Lodge will soon depart, is almost fully leased. Same with Shed 1, the part with the actual farmers.
Some of the farmers are new, recruited by a full-time farm coordinator hired by Bergerson's group. Some are returning after moving to the smaller markets now thriving in Coppell, at White Rock, and elsewhere.More »