Ever wondered about that former garage at 1015 Virginia Ave. in Fountain Square and thought, ‘I wish something cool would go in there?’
Well, I have, and I was happy to find out that something cool is indeed going in that space. And I was even happier to hear that it’s going to be a food market — something along the lines of Locally Grown Gardens at 54th and the Monon.
Craig Sanders, who handles national accounts at Traders Point Creamery, is launching Wildwood Market. Produce will be the primary focus, he said, and will be sourced locally as much as possible. He’ll also carry cheese and charcuterie, meats, dairy, frozen foods and dry goods.
He and his wife, Emily, came up with the idea for the market, he said, after moving to the neighborhood.
“We moved into Fountain Square about a year and a half ago,” Sanders said, “and that’s really when the idea started for this, to start a food store of some sort — to meet our needs, if nothing else.”
Eventually, Wildwood Market will offer online ordering and bicycle delivery to the neighborhood, and plans are in the works for an outdoor area as well. Sanders hopes to get the market open by September or October.
“September is the goal,” he said, “but we’ll see what happens.” — Jolene Ketzenberger