A community market and cafe could open later this month in Andover. Town Market is a project 12 years in the making, according to the Andover Townsman. Its founders are Andover residents who wanted to create a community gathering space, where people could stop for a quick bite or to pick up grocery items.
Developer Tom Walsh, who is president of KSA Realty LLC of Andover, told the Eagle Tribune that Town Market is aiming for an opening date at the end of October, after the installation of kitchen equipment and outdoor landscaping.
The "new take on an old-time neighborhood store" will have a cafe with made-to-order sandwiches, plus prepared foods, ice cream, coffee, and tea, according to its website. In addition to serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the market will offer take-home meals and catering. Indoor seating and a fireplace are in the works for the cafe, in addition to outdoor patio seating with rocking chairs.
The founders reportedly wanted to "create a community gathering space where families and friends can start new traditions and enjoy the simple pleasures in life."
In the market, customers will find local products including cheeses, meats, wine, and beer, among other provisions. Rob McCarron, a Culinary Institute of America graduate who previously worked at L'Espalier and Precinct Kitchen and Bar, will serve as the director of retail for Town Market.
Lee Napoli of ChocoLee Chocolates and formerly Bread + Butter joins the team as pastry chef. Mark Pocaro will serve as executive chef, bringing to Town Market more than 20 years of industry experience, including 14 at Top of the Hub.
Town Market is set to open at 429 South Main St.