Faneuil Hall Marketplace has been home to our business since 1978 but that is hardly the beginning for this landmark in Boston. Faneuil Hall was built in 1742 and has been the site of many historic meetings and speeches and that tradition continues to this day. It is sometimes referred to as the Cradle of Liberty. The Quincy Market Building and the North and South Market Buildings were built during 1824-1826 to house indoor vendors of produce, meats, bread and cheese. They are long, rectangular buildings distinguished by long corridors for shoppers to stroll and view the food stalls on either side. These buildings fell into disuse and disrepair as vendors moved to more modern facilities and the Hay Market, an adjacent produce market that still operates. By the 1970's there were only a couple of tenants remaining and the entire waterfront area had gotten quite seedy. Through the vision of developer, Jim Rouse, Architect Benjamin Thompson and his wife Jane and Boston's Mayor, Kevin White, Faneuil Hall Marketplace was reborn in 1976 and changed the face of downtown Boston.
The revitalization of Faneuil Hall Marketplace was the first urban renewal project of its kind and invented a new type of development, the "festival marketplace." The destination was created to support local merchants and our small business is just one of dozens of local businesses that are still located at the Marketplace.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace is located near the waterfront and City Hall Plaza in Boston and is a well known stop on the Freedom Trail. We neighbor Boston's North End, the Italian neighborhood known for its authentic Italian restaurants and bakeries. The waterfront area including the North End and Faneuil Hall Marketplace is a huge tourist attraction with restaurants, shopping, the Boston Aquarium, boating on the harbor and easy access to the T (Boston's subway system). It is estimated that 20 million visitors come to Faneuil Hall Marketplace each year! One of them could be you!