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Sea change: Warehouse to be transformed into food emporium

For the first time in more than 30 years, the Maryland Wholesale Seafood Market is in line for a major facelift.

It’s an expensive one, too. The planned $40 million project will add 104,000 square feet of space to the Jessup facility and change its purpose from a busy-at-dawn seafood warehouse to a food emporium for its growing base of retail customers.

To be renamed the Maryland Market Center, it will feature a large farmer’s market with local produce, creamery, microbrewery and a commercial kitchen space for small vendors to cook and can products. It will also have sit-down restaurants.

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