Downtown

The original North Market is a 147-year-old public market located in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Inside you’ll find an eclectic mix of more than 30 independently owned small businesses offering a wide variety of fresh produce, meat, poultry, seafood, flowers, specialty food items, international prepared foods & distinctive gifts.

 

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Address:

59 Spruce St
Columbus, OH 43215
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Hours:

HOURS:
Sunday & Monday: 10am-5pm
Tues-Sat: 9am-7pm
Holiday Hours

Contact Info:

info@northmarket.org
(614) 463-9664

Parking

Vine Street Garage

45 Vine St, Columbus, OH 43215

The North Market Downtown surface parking lot will be closed permanently as of Thursday, January 19, 2023. North Market guests will now be parking in the Vine Street Garage located at 45 Vine Street, Columbus, OH 43215. North Market validated parking rates will apply!

Details on the new parking process: Beginning Thursday, January 19, 2023, North Market Downtown guests will park in the Vine Street Garage, cross Vine Street at the corner of Vine and Park Street, and enter the Market at the south west entrance (near Omega Artisan Baking and Satori Ramen Bar). North Market Merchants will provide Validation Slips for the Vine Street Garage which will give guests the North Market validation parking rates. Upon exiting the parking garage, guests will scan their original ticket, followed by the Validation Slip.

Parking questions may be directed to North Market Staff at (614) 463-9664 or info@northmarket.org. The Vine Street Garage staff can be reached at (614) 420-5233.

Getting Validated

Make a purchase at any North Market Merchant and receive a Validation Slip to receive validated parking rates in the Vine Street Garage. Tickets without a Validation Slip will be charged the public parking rates. Public parking rates are posted at each garage entrance and are detailed below. Shop with any of our fresh merchants and your first hour of parking is free! See merchants for details.

Validation Slips are provided with purchase. If a vehicle remains in the garage for more than two hours, Vine Street Garage public parking rates will apply. Only one validation per guest per visit and validations cannot be reused. Exit lanes are credit card only. Guests may pay with cash at any of the pay stations located inside the garage.

Please note: North Market validation rates are still honored at the Vine Street Garage when Event Pricing is posted.

Validation Rates

  • 0 – 30 mins: $1.00
  • 30 mins – 1 hour: $2.00
  • 1 – 2 hours: $2.00

$1 per 30 minutes for the first hour ($2 hour), the second hour is free.

These prices apply only with a Validation Slip from a North Market Merchant. Validation Slip expires after 2 hours and trip reverts to public parking rates.

Public Parking Rates:

  • 0 – 30 mins: $1.00
  • 30 mins – 1 hour: $2.00
  • 1 – 1.5 hours: $3.00
  • 1.5 – 2 hours: $4.00
  • 2 – 3 hours: $7.00
  • 3 – 5 hours: $9.00
  • 5 – 8 hours: $12.00
  • 8 – 10 hours: $15.00
  • 10 – 12 hours: $18.00
  • 12 hours – 6am: $20.00
  • Lost ticket: $60.00

Rates reset at 6am. No IN/OUT privileges.

Apron Gala is back Downtown on Friday, May 19, 2023!

FAQS

Visit our Mercato shop to purchase groceries and provisions for pick up or local delivery!

Yes, North Market Downtown has wheelchair and stroller access throughout the building. There is an ADA ramp from the plaza to the porch on the south side of the porch. In addition, the center-west and northwest entrances on Park Street are ADA accessible.

No, North Market Downtown does not have wheelchairs available for use.

Unfortunately, the surface lot booths at North Market Downtown cannot physically accommodate buses and other large vehicles. However, there is a drop-off zone on Park Street at the corner of Vine Street, and there is typically additional space to drop off the group at almost all of the surrounding streets. In addition, we recommend inquiring with the Greater Columbus Convention Center about bus and motorcoach parking at their East Surface Lot.

Yes, North Market Downtown has free, public wi-fi available for use within the building.

No, pets are not allowed inside North Market Downtown. Exceptions are made for all registered service animals.

North Market gift cards may be purchased online at the shop or in person at the second floor Business Office during normal hours of operation. Gift Cards are valid at both North Market Downtown and North Market Bridge Park.

Yes, Ohio Direction Card holders may use their funds towards fresh grocery items at North Market Downtown. Please inquire at the second floor Business Office for further details.

Yes, please inquire with North Market Downtown staff at the second floor Business Office to see if your lost item has been found.

The Taste of North Market Tour includes:  

  • Learn about the history of public markets in Central Ohio
  • Meet some North Market merchants who are the backbone of our historic establishment
  • Taste a few fabulous local foods
  • $10 market voucher to purchase food or take home a memento
  • Additional Details: The cost is $30 per person. Minimum group size of 10, maximum of 25*. Includes one-hour tour, a few taste samples, and a $10 North Market gift card per person (may be redeemed at any North Market Merchant). Tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Final headcount and advance pre-payment required to finalize tour booking. The tours typically take 45 minutes to an hour. Additionally, we do not conduct tours during lunch time.

*for groups larger than 25 an additional fee of $150 is added and we will split the group in two and have two tour guides take them on a simultaneous tour. Please complete the contact us form or email info@northmarket.org to inquire about tour availability.

Please visit our Become a Merchant Page for more information about how to apply to be a North Market merchant.

Please visit the Downtown Farmers’ Market page for more information about the North Market Downtown Farmers’ Market and how to apply to be a vendor.

For inquiries regarding The Dublin Market, please contact the organizers directly. More info can be found at their website: thedublinmarket.com

Please visit our Pop-Up page for more information about Pop-Up opportunities and how to apply to be a vendor.

 

Each year, North Market is closed on New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Additionally, North Market typically closes early on the day of Red, White, and Boom (typically the day before Independence Day), Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve. We ask that our merchants maintain the same holiday hours as the main Market House, however, some may offer abbreviated hours based on the nature of their business. When planning your trip, if you would like to visit a specific merchant, we recommend contacting them beforehand to confirm they’ll be open.

Other Area Parking Options

  • South Garage
    50 E Nationwide Boulevard
    Columbus, OH 43215
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  • Goodale Garage
    70 East Goodale Street
    Columbus, OH 43215
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  • East Surface Lot
    80 East Nationwide Boulevard
    Columbus, OH 43215
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