This time, it looks like it’s really going to happen.
On Friday, 300 people attended a job fair at The Market at Hartford 21, and the search for full- and part-time employees continues today. There are 75 positions open at this much-anticipated (by some) food store in Downtown.
Unlike other attempts to get something started in the space, this one appears to be about to become reality. Shelving and fixtures were visible from the street and graphics had been applied to the windows.
When Al’s Market and Deli opened at 241 Asylum Street last summer, many residents expressed excitement about the prospect of being able to get food every day of the week and late into the evening. With the opening of The Market at Hartford 21 only — according to Google Maps — an eleven second walk away from this existing market, one wonders what will become of Al’s once the upscale grocery opens.
The new market is slated to open around the Ides of March.
UPDATE: (17 March 2011) Review of newly-opened Market at Hartford 21