NEWMARKET, ON, Sept. 7, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, Oxford Properties celebrates the grand opening of Market & Co., the first food market in Canada located within a premium shopping centre environment, at Upper Canada in Newmarket, Ontario. From authentic Neapolitan pizza at Canada's first MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company, to fresh oysters at Pier 87 Fish Market & Grill's raw bar, Market & Co. features an artisanal mix of merchants with a focus on fresh, local fare.
Market & Co. doors officially opened at 8:30 a.m. with a festive bread breaking ceremony followed by live entertainment, complimentary cooking classes with Chef Julian Pancer, food stations and giveaways. The event was attended by the community and local dignitaries including Tony Van Bynen, Mayor of Newmarket.
"Oxford Properties is proud to unveil Market & Co., the first of its kind food market concept within a premium shopping centre." said Bradley Jones, Head of Retail, Oxford Properties "Market & Co. at Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket, represents Oxford Properties' ongoing investment and commitment to delivering innovative retail, entertainment and food experiences at our shopping centres."
Market & Co. is a new 40,000 square foot space that brings together 20 best-in-class merchants and first-to-market eateries in the York region to create an inspired and memorable food gathering experience.
Market & Co.'s 20 artisanal merchants include: Amadeus Patisserie; Amano Kitchen; Bake Three Fifty; First Batch; FloralEscence; Humble Roots Organic; Ma's Best Quality Soups; MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company; Newmarket Olive Oil Co.; Our Farm Organic Bakery; Pier 87 Fish Market & Grill; Ray Woodey's Craft Chippery; Seed to Sausage Meatery; Starbucks with Reserve Offerings; Sugar King Factory; Sweet Jesus; The Wine Shop and Tasting Room; Union Chicken; Village Juicery; and Vince's Market.
"The atmosphere at Market & Co. combines the nostalgia of traditional outdoor food markets and the bustling vibe of an inviting, premium shopping centre environment," said Bri-Ann Stuart, Director & General Manager, Upper Canada. "We invite the community to explore Market & Co. with its 20 premium food brands and merchants."
Market & Co. Opening Weekend Festivities
Celebrations will continue throughout the weekend with contesting, promotions and classes in Market & Co.'s built-in demonstration kitchen, Kitchen & Co. Located in the heart of the market, Kitchen & Co. will host regular events, pop-ups and workshops to provide guests with immersive foodie experiences and opportunities to learn from, and get to know their local market merchants.
Complimentary classes in Kitchen & Co. on Saturday, September 8, include a "Kids Breakfast Making Open-House" with in-house Chef Julian Pancer from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and a "Swoon Worthy Charcuterie & Cheese Board Making" session with Seed to Sausage Meatery at 3:00 p.m. On Sunday, Chef Julian Pancer is hosting a "Kids Baking Sweets Open-House" session from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The schedule is available at https://shopmarketandco.com/events/month/
About Upper Canada
Upper Canada is the premiere shopping destination in Newmarket, Ontario located just 30 minutes north of Toronto. Co-owned by Oxford Properties Group and CPP Investment Board (CPPIB) and managed by Oxford Properties Group, Upper Canada is an award-winning shopping centre featuring more than 200 stores in one million square feet of retail space, including Zara, Victoria's Secret, Apple, Aritzia, Sephora, MAC, Michael Kors and Brandy Melville. For more information, please visit uppercanadamall.com.
About Oxford Properties Group
Oxford Properties Group is one of the world's premier real estate investment, development and management companies. Established in 1960, Oxford manages over $45 billion of real estate assets on behalf of its co-owners and investment partners, with a global portfolio spanning over 60 million square feet. We have regional head offices in Toronto, New York, London, Luxembourg and Singapore, each with investment, development and management professionals, in addition to local teams in each city in which we operate. Oxford is the global real estate arm of OMERS, the defined benefit pension plan for Ontario's municipal employees. For more information about our hands-on approach to real estate, visit www.oxfordproperties.com.
SOURCE Oxford Properties