Mill Market Sets Tentative Date For New Downtown Plaza Location

The Downtown Civic Plaza opening has been delayed until the Fall, but one of the major tenants have plans to move to the plaza location in August.

The Mill Market, to be re-branded as “Soo Market” sent out an email to vendors Friday indicating a grand opening date.

“With the latest updates from our contractors we have established Saturday, August 26th as our first day in the new Brock Street location.” the email was sent by manager, Robert J.F. Pryor

The email goes on to say that they have made arrangements for a moving company to help move all large items belonging to the Market and its vendors for Thursday, August 24th.

Earlier this week, reported that the Downtown Plaza, that was to open to the public today, Friday, July 28th has been postponed. has learned of a possible design issue with the skating rink portion of the development. Tom Vair, deputy chief administrative officer for community development and enterprise services told FirstLocalNews that “Activities, events and vendors are taking shape for the new downtown plaza. City staff are excited with the submissions for the mobile retail units received by the Mill Market”

Vair said that its safe to say the opening of the plaza would likely be in the Fall but no date was given.

The Downtown Plaza has been under construction for well over a year at the cost of $11.6 million. Vair said despite delays for the opening the project remains on budget.

The email to vendors does come with a disclaimer, “The above dates are still considered “tentative” and subject to possible delay in the event of unforeseen difficulties. That being said, we are highly confident that the dates will occur as planned. ” the email stated.


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One thought on “Mill Market Sets Tentative Date For New Downtown Plaza Location

  1. Where are all the negative nannies ?

    i.e. “The Soo is the worst” blah blah blah

    I’m looking forward to seeing the new location.

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