Inspired in part by last year’s study of retail in downtown Adrian, the market master of the Adrian Farmers Market has opened a carryout grocery on South Main Street.
The Main Street Market, located at 145 S. Main St. across from the Cornerstone Apartments building that was recently purchased by Adrian College, will offer convenience foods and household staples as well as produce and locally raised meat, said owner Ed Monday.
The market opened with a basic inventory in May and is ramping up to add more products. Eventually, Monday said, the goal is that “you can come in here and get a meal, basically, because you can get meat, some fresh vegetables, maybe a dessert, and a drink.”
Monday already runs a business selling locally raised meats under his own label, Local Foods, and those meats are available at the market. They come vacuum-sealed and with a processing date on the label — “so you know how fresh it is,” he said.
Monday said with residential housing downtown poised to expand, there’s a demand for a place to get groceries downtown.
“The opportunity was there and it was the right time to do it,” he said.
Main Street Market is currently open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, with plans to extend hours in the future.