222 Market Opening Downtown

by Jennifer Crain for OLY ARTS

This October, Olympia welcomes an indoor food market to the downtown corridor. A year-round destination, 222 Market features local vendors and restaurants that focus on sustainable, hand-produced goods. The project includes traditional walk-in businesses as well as a walk-through promenade, with open stalls and indoor public seating.

The building’s co-owners, Gray and Joy Graham, decided to convert the building into a food hub when a key tenant moved out in 2014.

“We really wanted to create a place in downtown Olympia where people can gather,” Gray Graham said.

The project’s anchor tenant, The Bread Peddler, has occupied the southwest corner of the building since 2006. They also operate Peddler Bistro and Peddler Creperie & General Store in adjacent spaces. Blind Pig Spirits, a craft distillery and tasting room, has been a tenant since 2015.

The market will also house Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar, with a select menu including shellfish and cocktails; Broth Bar by Salt, Fire & Time, serving sipping broths and OlyKraut brine shots; Fleurae, a flower and gift shop; Sofie’s Scoops, a gelateria; and Pantry, an artisanal grocery and cooking school.

Located five blocks south of the Olympia Farmers Market in the historic Packard dealership, 222 Market is positioned to become a stop-off for locals and tourists.

Graham notes a camaraderie that has developed between tenants, just as they envisioned for the project. Look for Chelsea Farms’ Blind Pig Gin Gimlet and other cross-promotions by market vendors. As Gray Graham puts it, “We’re hoping to create a synergy that will make everybody successful.”

What: 222 Market

Where: 222 Capitol Way N, Olympia

How much: free to browse; market rates for vendor products

Learn more: info@222market.com / 222market.com

Hours of Operation: 

222 Market – Hours of Operation

Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar
Grand Opening December 3-4th – 11am-8pm
Beginning December 5- 11-9pm Tuesday-Sunday
Closed Monday
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas

Currently- 10am-6pm
Beginning December 1- 8am-8pm
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas

Sofie’s Scoops:
Closed Monday, November 21
Beginning November 22- 12-6pm
Beginning December 1- 12-9pm
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas

Tues-Sat 10am-5pm
Sunday 10am-4pm
Closed Monday
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas

Salt, Fire & Time/ Broth Bar:
Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 10am-7pm
Saturday/Sunday 10am-4pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & January 1st

Blind Pig SpiritsDistillery:
Tuesday through Saturday- 11am-7pm
Sunday- noon till 5pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & January 1st

The Bread Peddlerr:
Open every day from 7am-5pm
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas

Wednesday & Thursday- 10am-3pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday- 8am-3pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas

Peddler Bistro:
Brunch- Friday-Sunday 9am-2pm
Dinner- Wednesday through Saturday- 4pm-9pm, Sunday-4pm-8pm
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas

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