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Market on Magnolia Closing

Written By Scott Joseph On November 20, 2020

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Say goodbye to M.o.M.

Market on Magnolia, the downtown bar with a few food vendors in a rather compact space, will close permanently on Wed., Nov. 25, after three years in business.

Pete Downing, one of the principals of the market and also owner of Da Kine Poke, one of the food vendors inside M.o.M., told Bungalower that he decided not to renew the lease because of the loss of downtown workers due to Covid-19.

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Downing and Mike Brady, however, are also behind the soon-to-open Gatlin Hall Brewing at the Fort Gatlin Shopping Center on South Orange Avenue. The concept will be similar to Market on Magnolia – a bar with three food vendors – but will also include an onsite brewery. Brady said in September that his best guess on when Gatlin Hall Brewing would open was late 2020.

No word on what food vendors will be included but I’m putting money on a Da Kine Poke being involved.

Besides the poke stand, Market on Magnolia also featured 081 Wood Fired Pizza, one of the original vendors, and Cholo Dogs. Cholo replaced Gnarly Barley, a sandwich-specialty shop whose original location is on South Orange Avenue not far from where Gatlin Hall Brewing will be. That replacement was apparently recent because the market’s Facebook page, where the announcement of the closing was made, still lists Gnarly Barley as one of its vendors.

Market on Magnolia replaced Frank & Steins, a hot dog and beer joint from the same owners. Before F&S they operated Forty 7 Clothing. With the three businesses, they’ve occupied the space at the corner of Magnolia Avenue and Church Street for 12 years.

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