The Annapolis Market House has been serving the needs of the local community and visitors alike for literally hundreds of years. Although the Market House has been situated in different parts of Annapolis over these many years, there has been a Market House at or near its current location at the heart of City Dock since 1788!
June of 2013 marks a new chapter in the story of this historic Annapolis gem! The renewed Market House has been carefully planned to bring both residents and visitors alike a diverse and complimentary variety of foods offerings that will bring this special building into the 21st Century, by featuring the tastes and lifestyles of today while standing for quality and representing a special connection to Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay region.
According to Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen, “The Market House is a defining feature of our town and a focal point for our community! This marks a key turning point for our historic market, not just for this summer or the next year, but for the long term.”
Aside from the compelling new and exciting group of vendors (listed below), the new Market House will offer 24 seats offering guests one of the best waterfront views in all of Annapolis!
Yellowtail. Seafood. Sushi. Oyster Bar will be the anchor tenant in the new Market House. Harvey Blonder, a serial entrepreneur with multiple restaurants created this concept with a unique City Dock vibe. Yellowtail. Seafood. Sushi. Oyster Bar will feature a raw bar and a fresh seafood market, in addition to crab cakes, sushi and other seafood fare that will be served in a fast casual format.
Hard Bean Café will be a key tenant in the Market House. Hard Bean Coffee, an 11-year old established and successful business across the street, will relocate under the banner of Hard Bean Café and offer its highly popular coffee shop fare. Also operating under the Hard Bean Café banner will be “Carl’s Corned Beef & Delicatessen” offering New York style deli fare including delicious sandwiches, brisket, soups and related bakery items, all under the direction of Annapolis chef Carl Charapp. The third concept under the Hard Bean Café name will be the “Midship Fresh Bar” offering a variety of hot prepared foods such as chicken wings and barbeque, and a cold prepared salad bar, both in a self-serve format and paid for by weight.
Annapolis Organic Market, owned and operated by Isaac and Annie Waheed, proprietors of Good Life Organic Market in Severna Park, will offer a variety of organic and healthy food products. Customers will be able to peruse a selection of gourmet snacks, organic honeys and syrups, energy bars, fresh organic dairy products such as milk and eggs, as well as a complete line of natural vitamins and herbal supplements. Also operated by Good Life Organic Market will be Good Life Smoothie Bar, which will serve a full line of healthy fruit and yogurt based drinks, along with a wide range of fresh and local fruits and vegetables “green grocer style.”
Returning as a tenant and bringing Authentic Artisanal Gelato to downtown Annapolis again, is Firenzes Gelateria. Its unique gelatos and sorbets are handmade –on premise- from natural and locally sourced ingredients. Firenze’s will also offer freshly baked cupcakes, Italian pastries and a variety of offerings from its espresso bar.
Finally, Amsterdam Falafelshop, a hopping little shop with a cult following from Washington, DC for the past 9 years, will be joining the list of Market House vendors with top-it-yourself falafel and Dutch style fries. Just named best restaurant in DC by Yelp users from all over! Staying open late night to serve the Annapolis nightlife crowd, Amsterdam Falafelshop is sure to garner the same kind of loyal and fanatical following by foodies it has found in both Washington, DC and Boston, MA!