6. There is a State of Art Demonstration Kitchen

Photo by Fay Wong

The original Essex Street Market was all on one level, but the new one has two floors. Vendors occupy the entire ground level and above that there is a mezzanine with seating and a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen. The two spaces can be connected by opening the large, glass French doors that separate them.

The kitchen, which has four ovens, two stoves four sinks and multiple moving work stations, will be used for cooking demonstrations and community events. This new space will give vendors an opportunity to show their goods in a new way and provide another channel through which the market can engage with the surrounding community.