Caribbean Marketplace in Little Haiti set to reopen
Miami Times staff report | 7/17/2014, 9 a.m.
Located in the heart of Little Haiti, the long awaited reopening of the Caribbean Market Place (CMP) will take place on July 18, 2014, at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 – 260 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL. The commemorative event starts at 4:30pm. Special guests are scheduled to be in attendance.
The re-establishment of this Marketplace is a collaborative effort of the City of Miami in partnership with the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, the Little Haiti Cultural Complex (LHCC), the Northeast Second Avenue Partnership (NE2P) and District 5 Commissioner Keon Hardemon.
The 9,500-square-foot space will include a refreshment and concession area, as well as, gift shops, art and craft vendors that reflect the beautiful diversity of the Caribbean. Low rates, technical and marketing assistance will be provided to all vendors. It is anticipated that new businesses will be created in this cultural hub, resulting in employment opportunities for the local community. A media plan has been put in place to promote the market to locals and international tourists. Government entities from the Caribbean community are encouraged to have cultural representation within this newly renovated space. Vendor applications are currently being reviewed. The CMP will be opened to the general public Thursday to Sunday from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
The venue is available for private events, community gatherings. State of the art sound and lighting are available in the renovated space.