Be Indypendent

By supporting the City Market, you are not only supporting a large piece of history of the city, but you are also supporting your fellow Hoosiers. Whether you stop in on your lunch break for something quick or you hit the Farmers’ market every Wednesday, you are supporting something much bigger than you realize. The City Market is not just any market, it is a piece of Indiana’s young history that stands as a national landmark constantly reminding us to Get Fresh. Be Indypendent. Buy Local.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Over 100 Years of Local Italian Tradition

City Market has been a part of Indianapolis since 1823, since it was originally platted along Market Street. Farmers began selling meat and produce at the market in 1833, and the heirs of one of those first-time vendors is back inside the Market House again selling fresh produce, cheese and preparing traditional Italian dishes.

Constantino’s Market Place re-opened its fresh produce market in November and expanded its produce into a full Italian deli in December. Sisters, Antonia and Concetta Mascari are great-granddaughters of the original owners of the Constantino’s Market Place.

“We feel a great connection to this community and wanted to carry on the family tradition to honor them, and celebrate our family’s heritage,” said Antonia.

Constantino’s Market Place brings organic produce, meats, a bakery, and Italian specialty items to the City Market, introducing Indianapolis to something extraordinary in quality and taste. Constantino’s prides itself in giving excellent customer service, going above and beyond for any of its many customers. It also believes in having the utmost quality in all the items sold.

The mission of Constantino’s Market Place is to create an exciting, innovative, and neighborly fresh and prepared foods destination that impacts consumer senses, builds customer value through the attributes of friendship and education, and promotes healthy living.

Market Place becomes a feast for the senses in the City Market’s open-air atmosphere as the colors and aroma of fresh produce, meats and cheeses fill the air. The store prides itself in having a shopper friendly atmosphere and an accommodating staff on hand to answer all questions.

Constantino’s is among about a dozen new merchants, who have opened at City Market since the renovation of the market was completed in late 2007. Constantino’s continues to grow and become an even more prominent part of the City Market.

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