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In June 2014 the city’s Farmer's Market moved from
its old riverside location to a much larger and centrally located structure. This building also houses a
children’s medical clinic, event spaces, a community kitchen, and the
Flint Food Works, a culinary incubator for
local businesses. Also, located nearby, are the MSU College of Human Medicine and a new senior care center.
Live music is featured on the site lawn on most market days, and special events are
offered throughout the summer.
The Flint Farmer's Market was moved to several different locations during the twentieth century. A major
building for this purpose was constructed on the banks of the Flint River just northeast of downtown in 1940. This structure
served the public until 2014, when the Flint Journal newspaper vacated its First Street printing facility,
an architecturally unique structure erected in 2004. The market was then moved to this location.
It is one block away from a central bus hub accessible from many routes.
Michigan Municipal League, Flint Farmer's Market
The Farmer's Market
The year-round public market has
50 vendors inside the building, including
produce vendors, a meat market, poultry, breads and baked goods,
cheese, a wine shop, specialty food products and a cafe. It also has two resident
chefs to assist customers.
On the outside, from May through October, the market has twenty five produce and flower
vendors, and on Saturdays, fifteen to twenty art and craft
vendors are also outside.
Hurley Medical Clinic,
Flint Farmer's Market Interior
Michigan Municipal League,
Flint Farmer's Market Close-up
The Hurley Children’s Center
The Hurley Children’s Center was created by Hurley Children’s Hospital in
partnership with the Uptown Reinvestment Corporation, which manages the
Flint Farmers’ Market, and the
Michigan State University (MSU) College of Human Medicine, whose students will
have opportunities to complete a residency at the center. The center
seeks to promote a culture of health — not just by providing
state-of-the-art of pediatric care, but also by helping families add fresh,
local food to their tables.
Occupying more than 10,000 square feet on the market’s second floor, the center
offers both general and specialty pediatric care, including cardiology,
neurology and genetics. The center’s bright colors and kid-focused design help
to create a fun and welcoming environment for the area’s youngest residents and
their families. An innovative approach of the center is to have doctors
write “prescriptions” for more healthy fruits and vegetables.
Families are then able to go downstairs to get those items at the Farmers’
Hurley Medical Clinic, Children's center
The Flint Food Works
The Flint Food Works culinary incubator
program is specifically geared for the
budding food entrepreneur. Taking a food product from concept to market is no
easy task. One of the most insurmountable obstacles in that endeavor can be the
high cost of setting up a commercial kitchen. That's where the Flint Food Works
Culinary Incubator program steps in. Our goal is to help you develop your food
business in a safe, supportive environment. Our goal is to help you succeed with
access to commercial, licensed kitchen facilities and equipment in a reduced
Flint Food Works is a unique venture in Genesee County with the goal of
providing a facility for food-based businesses to establish a product, perfect
their recipe, and develop a business model that will help them grow. As a
culinary business incubator our mission is to help entrepreneurs get off the
ground floor and literally take a product from the field to the market. For
Flint to continue its progress towards becoming a diverse, exciting and
prosperous place to live we need local businesses to thrive and local
entrepreneurs to bring their passion to our community. And that is where Flint
Food Works comes in.
Program of All-Inclusive Care (PACE) Center for the
Just to the east of the market, a formerly vacant building has been
developed into the Program of All-Inclusive Care (PACE) Center for the Elderly.
This center, a subsidiary of Genesys Hospital targets the unique
health care needs of area senior citizens. It offers primary care,
physical and occupational therapy, meals, nutrition
counseling, social services, transportation and an array of other services to
participants in the program. The center employs 70 workers, and it can serve a maximum of about
225 individuals daily
The center program allows elderly adults to stay living at home with a
spouse, child or by themselves while receiving care at the facility during the day
It takes aproactive approach to their health care, instead of waiting
for health problems to arise that may result in emergency care.
Flint Pace Center,
The Capitol Theatre Building is a
cinema and concert hall located just to the southeast of the market.
It opened in 1928 and was listed in the
National Register of Historic Places in 1985. It was designed by John
Eberson, an architect known for his designs of theaters with atmospheric themes.
The Capitol was designed to evoke images of Renaissance Italy.
After being used as a movie theater for years,
the building had been sitting vacant for nearly two decades.
On October 21, 2015, it was announced that Uptown Reinvestment
Corp. will partner with The Whiting Auditorium in Flint and its governing body
to relaunch the Capitol Theatre. The restoration is planned to be completed by 2017.
Uptown will handle the redevelopment and restoration, and The Whiting will manage operations,
programming and marketing.
In addition to the performance seating, the facility will include 25,000 square feet
of refurbished office and retail space. The restored theater is intended to be a
"first-class music and performing arts venue"
for concerts, plays and other performances.
Wikipedia: Flint Capitol Theatre, Author: kennethaw88
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American Planning Association: Flint Farmers' Market
Faith in Flint: PACE Center
Flint Food Works
Hurley Children's Center
Project for Public Spaces: A Good Move for Flint
Wikipedia: Flint Capitol Theater