Pike Place-style market heading to well-liked Hill Nation vacation spot

A village market, borrowing elements from Seattle’s Pike Place Market and Waco’s Magnolia Market, moves to Fredericksburg’s Hill Country Hot Spot.

Known as Grand Central in Milam, the market is being developed on the 1.6 hectare former site of a Super S market. Austin-based St. Croix Capital Corp. develops the property at 206 N. Milam St.

“The idea is to provide customers and community members with a single location for multiple dining and shopping opportunities – coupled with unique areas to sit, relax and recharge your batteries,” said St. Croix Capital in a press release.

St. Croix Capital recently started remodeling and adaptive reuse of the Super S building, which has been vacant for more than a decade.

When completed, Grand Central in Milam will have nearly 16,000 square feet of retail space for eight concepts. There is already a market, a restaurant and a distillery as tenants.

“With a location just a three-minute walk from Main Street towards the most budget-friendly part of Fredericksburg, we know our concept is appealing to residents and visitors alike,” said Ken Satterlee, founder and chairman of St. Croix Capital . “That’s why we’ve studied other successful indoor / outdoor concepts and are working on transferring their best elements to Fredericksburg in an authentic way.”

Satterlee expects the outdoor common areas to be as appealing as the retailers. An enclosed garden with picnic tables, garden games, a fireplace, a small stage for performances and food stalls is planned. The outdoor area will be available for community organizations.

Grand Central in Milam is hosting a $ 8,500 cash art competition, with the winner receiving $ 5,000 and the opportunity to paint their mural on an outside wall of the project.