The Dallas-based Dallas Market Center announced Friday that it is closing its doors for the summer and will be replaced by an “online marketplace” that it has dubbed the Dallas Market.
The announcement came just days after the Dallas Police Department said it was closing its downtown office and its largest headquarters.DMC officials said Friday the market will operate in a way that will ensure the safety and security of its customers and employees.
The Dallas Market will be the city’s first online market, according to the announcement, and the city is asking the public for their help in deciding how best to incorporate the marketplace.
Davenport’s office will continue to be available for customer and employee business.
The city’s new online marketplace will offer a variety of goods and services, including: food, beauty products, apparel, crafts, home furnishings, home decor, home improvements, and more.
It will also allow the city to offer more services, such as community engagement, in a more efficient manner, according the announcement.
“We have always believed in innovation and that is what the Dallas Marketplace will be all about,” DMC President and CEO Jim McEwan said in a statement.
“Our goal is to create a new model for our businesses, with the goal of enabling our customers and the Dallas community to better connect and engage with one another.”
The market, which opened in 2003, will have a total of about 30,000 square feet of space.
Discovery District officials said they will begin the process of selling the space and are aiming to close the site by the end of the year.