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Pybus is looking for an artisan to fill a space vacated at the last minute by metal fabricator Eric Peterson, whose unexpected heart surgery — and associated medical bills — forced his reluctant withdrawal from the market’s first roster of tenants. Only 29, but with a history of heart troubles, Peterson says he’s on the mend and hopes to sell his wares at the market in the future.
In the meantime, administrators are searching for a new tenant to complete the mix of eateries, florists, produce-sellers and boutiques at the market. The space is 20 by 20 feet and costs $800 a month, although discounts are available for those who sign a multi-year lease, said executive director Steve Robinson.
“Part of Eric’s appeal was that he would be here doing metal work with a laser cutting device. We like the idea of a working artist or craft person engaging the public in that process,” he said.
Robinson said they’re also entertaining the idea of a taphouse where people can sample artisan beer.
“Whatever we fill the space with, we would avoid a complete duplication of another product or service we have,” Robinson said. “We’re taking an informed guess on what will resonate with the public.”
Robinson said he hasn’t set a deadline. Pybus will open with an empty space if they can’t find a fitting tenant by the market’s grand opening May 11. For more information, contact Robinson at email@example.com.