It was July when the proposal for a market on Warren Street near Fifth received site plan approval from the Planning Commission, clearing the way for work to begin. But it didn't. Tom Swope, then executive director for the Galvan Initiatives Foundation, which planned to renovate and expand the former clinic building for Filli's Fresh Market, explained that completing the project by the fall of 2012 proved "unrealistic," and the new expectation was for an opening in the spring or early summer of 2013.
Recently, at a meeting in City Hall, when the topic of the market came up, Rick Scalera, special adviser to the Galvan Foundation and Fifth Ward supervisor, affirmed that the project was going to happen. In the past forty-eight hours, work at the site has begun. The first step seems to be removing parts of the facade in preparation for constructing the new addition.