Announcing New Bakery Joining North Market Downtown’s Merchant Lineup: Littleton’s Market Bakery

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Announcing New Bakery Joining North Market Downtown’s Merchant Lineup: Littleton’s Market Bakery
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Littleton’s Market Expands to North Market Downtown Providing New Retail Bakery and Production Facility, Led by Littleton’s Market Executive Pastry Chef Aaron Clouse

Columbus, OH – April 25, 2024

Littleton’s Market, a grocery store that debuted in 2023 in Upper Arlington, is set to broaden its bakery operations with a new location at North Market Downtown. Anticipated to open this summer, the North Market location, dubbed Littleton’s Market Bakery, will include a cutting-edge baking production facility alongside a charming retail bakery and café. This expansion represents the joint commitment of North Market and Littleton’s Market’s to providing high-quality, locally sourced baked goods to the vibrant community of downtown Columbus.

“The addition of Littleton’s Market Bakery to North Market Downtown is one of the most exciting and important in our history. Like all North Market merchants, Littleton’s is a family owned, operated, community/local minded market. They have gathered some of the most talented culinary individuals in town and are allowing them to execute their entrepreneurial vision and talents.” – Rick Harrison Wolfe, North Market’s Executive Director + CEO

North Market and Littleton’s Market share a mission of promoting and incubating the “best in class” products and customer service with a strong focus on community.

“We are excited to announce the expansion of our pastry and bread program at North Market Downtown. This growth reflects our commitment to providing the best food for our community to enjoy together. We believe that great food brings people together and our expanded offerings aim to create more moments of joy around the table.” – Sam Harris, Littleton’s Market General Manager.

The new setting will also serve as production facility for the main Littleton’s Market grocery store in Upper Arlington. Customers can expect to indulge in a wide variety of baked goods, all made with the finest ingredients and crafted with passion and care. The menu will consist of house-made breads, include baguettes, focaccia, artisan hearth breads, and sourdoughs, as well as pastries including croissants, cookies, scones and other desserts.

“The new location presents an exciting canvas for us to showcase our passion for artisanal baking and creative flavors. The bustling energy of the North Market, with diverse vendors and passionate foodies, ignites our passion for crafting exceptional desserts. Being a part of this community is more than selling our pastries, but sharing our love for handcrafted goods with a community that appreciates the quality and creativity.” – Aaron Clouse, Littleton’s Market Executive Pastry Chef.

“North Market thrives on collaboration and Littleton’s has already partnered with some of our merchants such as COLO Seafood & Oyster Bar and Black Radish Creamery. I’m positive these opportunities will only grow with their new location at North Market Downtown.” – Rick Harrison Wolfe, North Market Executive Director + CEO.

The North Market operation will be led by Aaron Clouse, an esteemed pastry chef who has appeared on the Food Network and Desi Vasquez, who prior to Littleton’s Market was most recently an executive head baker of an artisan bakery in Houston. Both bring a breadth of innovation and expertise to this unique bakery experience.

“This is an enormous win-win for both North Market and Littleton’s Market; they will have a production facility for all things ‘baked,’ including an additional retail and branding opportunity and North Market Downtown will gain a best in class go-to for fresh breads, pastries and café items led by nationally praised talents such as Aaron Clouse, Desi Vasquez, and the whole team.” – Rick Harrison Wolfe, North Market’s Executive Director + CEO

Littleton’s Market Bakery will be located on the southwest corner inside North Market Downtown, taking the place of a former bakery. Construction on the new space has already commenced, with an estimated completion this summer. A grand opening announcement will follow.

“We are humbled by the opportunity to be part of the 148-year history of one of the most beloved landmarks in Columbus. We look forward to helping to continue and expand on the legacy of the North Market and its mission.” – Rob Littleton, Littleton’s Market Co-Owner.

Sam Harris, Desi Vasquez, Aaron Clouse, Rob Littleton
Rob Littleton, Aaron Clouse, Sam Harris, Desi Vasquez
Photography credit Ryan Miller, North Market. Additional images can be found at this LINK.



Littleton’s Market is an independent specialty grocery, restaurant and café located at 2140 Tremont Center, Upper Arlington, Ohio. Littleton’s mission is to create a joyful experience for it’s customers and team who are united through hospitality and seek to make every day a special occasion with amazing food and drinks. The Market continues the legacy of locally owned food markets that began at Tremont Center in the 1950s, beginning with Tarpy’s Market and subsequently Huffman’s Market. With the senior management team, Littleton’s Market is owned by the Scantland and Littleton Families, well-known entrepreneurs and civic advocates. Alan Scantland and son Matt Scantland were co-founders of CoverMyMeds, where Rob Littleton was a leader in data science and analytics. Matt is currently CEO of AndHealth, and Alan’s other twin son, Pete Scantland is Founder and CEO of Orange Barrel Media, one of the largest independent outdoor media firms in the US. With a longstanding commitment to giving back, the Littleton and Scantland Families and Littleton’s Market support a wide range of community and charitable activities in Columbus and beyond.

Jenna Garner, Director of Marketing, 615-772-5370

Littleton’s Market
2140 Tremont Center
Upper Arlington, OH 43221

North Market Downtown
59 Spruce Street
Columbus, OH 43215


In operation in downtown Columbus, Ohio since 1876, North Market Downtown is Central Ohio’s historic public market. 2020 brought the revolutionary opening of North Market Bridge Park, a new public market located in the City of Dublin at the Bridge Park development.

Downtown, more than 30 best-in-class merchants uphold the standard of excellence in product and services residents have come to expect from Columbus’ last remaining public market. North Market Bridge Park features 18 merchants that are some of the finest tastemakers in the region. Both Markets offer a wide variety of fresh produce, meat, poultry, seafood, flowers and other specialty food items. The Markets also provide an international selection of freshly prepared foods, distinctive gifts, and personable service from owner/operators. North Market is managed by the North Market Development Authority, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.


Meghan Brouillette
Director of Communications & Marketing