After several delays that pushed construction completion out by over six months, the Paso Market Walk is slated to open Aug. 1.
From brews to baked goods to bowls of ramen, a wide array of vendors fills the space at 18th Street and Spring in Paso Robles.
Those vendors met Wednesday to go over opening day details at the Paso Market Walk, which was originally slated to open in February,
The 16,000 sq. ft. space features the historic Victorian home built in 1890 by John van Wormer. A Mexican restaurant will occupy the historic home, which will also include short-stay one and two-bedroom suites.
The Vreamery, a vegan cheese merchant, is one of the 11 vendors preparing to do business.
"The Vreamery was the first business to sign on to the market walk so we've been on a long journey with them," The Vreamery Owner Jennifer Golden said. "It's just a great combination of offerings in the market place and all of us as merchants have great rapport and synergy and we're collaborating on great concepts and ideas and pooling our resources and ingenuity. It's really championing and highlighting this quote that I've heard before like the bounty of our county."
Golden said the very design of this space, which was drawn up long before COVID-19 entered our minds, is well set up to exist amid the pandemic.
"That languaging, Paso Market Walk, is really descriptive of the fact that there's not much seating inside at all, especially where us merchants are," Golden said. "It's really to peruse around and pick up what you want. There's a plethora of outdoor seating that will make it viable to the community through COVID because of ample seating outside."
There are still three spaces available in the Paso Market Walk for lease.