The site of the planned 609 Market will be across Bank Street from the Morgan County Archives. Michael Wetzel/Decatur Daily
The community’s desire for a downtown Decatur business selling fresh meat, bread and vegetables will be fulfilled, with two newcomers planning to open a fresh provision market at 609 Bank St. that would also offer dining, a cocktail bar and pizza shop.
Chefs Michael Locascio and Matthew Blair, of Missouri, plan to open 609 Market in a former metal-working shop now owned by Steve Armistead and Yogi Dougher, partners in Stogie Holdings of Nashville. The building is across Bank Street from the Morgan County Archives.
The 5,000-square-foot building will feature a market and dining concept after renovations. Customers will be able to buy fresh vegetables, meat or seafood to take home or dine in. There will be a bar featuring a variety of locally produced craft beers and wines.
“The space for 609 really lends itself to being multi-dimensional,” Locascio said. “It’s really part restaurant mixed in with deli cooking similar to what you might see at Publix and Star Market. It will be a blended experience.”
The interior of 609 Bank Street Northeast, where a new urban market/restaurant is scheduled to open in June. Michael Wetzel/Decatur Daily