Seattle has the Pike Place Market. San Francisco has the Ferry Building. New York has Chelsea Market.
And Houston? Todd Mason, founding partner of the investment company MLB Capital Partners, hopes that the Houston Farmers Market, a 18-acre open-air affair dating back to 1942 will soon be the same for Bayou City. He envisions it as more than a place with a devoted regional following for its fresh fruits, nuts and spices, but also a destination. A place where Houstonians take out-of-town family and the city’s chambers of commerce show off as they make the case for businesses to relocate to the city.