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Local food marketplace to open in Clarksville Commons this spring

A local marketplace with 10 vendors, packaged goods, and a coffee, juice and cocktail bar will open this spring at the Clarksville Commons — the first food hall in Howard County, according to the developers of the project.

The Common Kitchen will feature indoor and outdoor seating for about 50 people and garage door-style windows that can be opened on warm days, said GreenStone Ventures II, the developers.

“The Common Kitchen will represent the rich diversity of the community by offering international cuisines, universal favorites, and unique products,” they said in a news release.

The developers did not say publicly which vendors would be part of the project, aside from saying they would be “locally owned, independent business[es].”

The shared-kitchen food hall will encourage small business by allowing vendors to invest in their operations and offerings rather than overhead, GreenStone Ventures II said.

The Common Kitchen will add to the environmentally sustainable development’s food offerings, which already include Food Plenty, Kupcakes and Co., Scoop & Paddle ice cream and You Pizza. Clarksville Commons also is home to Victoria & Albert Hair Studio.

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