Built as a farmers market in 1888, Lancaster’s iconic Southern Market will once again bring people together over food — and so much more!
Opening in January 2022, its centerpiece will be a modern, world-class food hall for the entire community to enjoy: an incubator for restaurant start-ups and a full-on celebration of Lancaster’s culinary diversity.
Southern Market will also feature a central bar and coffee shop, coworking desks and offices, meeting spaces, retail, and community rooms. For locals and visitors alike, Southern Market will become Lancaster’s new favorite place to eat, work, and gather — an exciting destination for culture and collaboration.
Willow Valley Communities — one of the region’s largest employers, community developers, and operators — is overseeing the market’s full restoration and business operations. Through a strategic partnership with local nonprofit Lancaster Equity, Southern Market Lancaster will be a catalyst for community connection, economic growth, and urban revitalization.