You can still get duck confit with smoked grapes or a succulent New York strip steak drizzled with Maitre d’Hotel butter at Maynards Market & Kitchen.
But you’ll have to go somewhere else to buy a bar of locally handmade soap or a bag of Café Luce roasted coffee beans.
The market side of Maynards Market & Kitchen, 400 N. Toole Ave., is no more. Construction began on Sept. 1 to remake the space into more of a gourmet deli and coffee shop, said Todd Hanley, who co-owns Maynards with Richard and Shana Oseran, owners of Hotel Congress.
The restaurant, meanwhile, is open throughout the construction. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, from 11:30 a.m. to at least 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (brunch) and 5 to 9 p.m. (dinner) on Sundays.
When the market reopens in a month or so, it will offer made-to-order sandwiches and takeout, coffee and espressos, pastries and packaged beverages including wine and beer.
“It’s really going to be focused solely on food,” Hanley said. “The retail portion will be very minimal, but it will be food-centric with local vendors.”
Hanley said that when work is finished, the 5-year-old market in the historic downtown train depot will serve as a fast-casual outlet for everyone from downtown office workers to students living at the newly opened The Cadence housing project around the corner.
Hanley said he and the Oserans decided to reimagine the market space after realizing that selling groceries was not paying the bills.