Located along the banks of the Jones Falls near the Avenue in Hampden, Whitehall Market has become a destination for locals to gather to eat, work, shop, celebrate and live.
The market covers 18,000 square feet and has a newly renovated private event space. Local merchants and makers fill the space, which dates back to 1798.
The property has a dynamic history from its origins as a flour mill. The building was reconstructed in 1865 and had a variety of uses over the years.
Whitehall Market opened in June 2020 while apartments and office space has been leasing since 2018. The renovation project was run mostly by women and care was taking to retain the historic details of significance. Those features include the cast-iron columns, wood beams, exposed brick, the original floors, open ceilings and oversized windows.
The market’s stalls offer some of the best Baltimore products from desserts, coffees and teas as well as a general store featuring curated home and gift items. There are eight permanent vendors along with various pop-up vendors and most are overwhelmingly owned by women.
The True Chesapeake Oyster Co. offers a high-end dining option. It claims to be the first oyster farm in Maryland to open a restaurant. It extends the restorative practices at the farm to what it calls a “restorative dining” experience.