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A festival marketplace is a European-style shopping market in the United States. It is an effort to revitalize downtown areas in major US cities begun in the late 20th century.
Festival marketplaces were a leading downtown revitalization strategy in American cities during the 1970s and 1980s. The guiding principles are a mix of local tenants instead of regional or national chain stores, design of shop stalls and common areas to energize the space, and uncomplicated architectural ornament in order to highlight the goods.
List of festival marketplacesEdit
- Aloha Tower Marketplace — Honolulu, Hawaii
- Arizona Center — Phoenix, Arizona
- Bandana Square — Saint Paul, Minnesota
- Bayside Marketplace — Miami, Florida
- Canalside — Buffalo, New York
- Catfish Town — Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Cray Plaza — Saint Paul, Minnesota
- Faneuil Hall — Boston, Massachusetts
- Festival Market — Lexington, Kentucky
- Ghirardelli Square — San Francisco, California
- Harborplace — Baltimore, Maryland
- Harbour Island - Tampa, Florida
- Jack London Square — Oakland, California
- Jackson Brewery — New Orleans, Louisiana
- Jacksonville Landing — Jacksonville, Florida
- Navy Pier — Chicago, Illinois
- Pier 39 — San Francisco, California
- Portside Festival Marketplace — Toledo, Ohio
- Riverwalk — New Orleans, Louisiana
- Sixth Street Festival Marketplace — Richmond, Virginia 
- South Street Seaport — New York City, New York
- Saint Anthony Main — Minneapolis, Minnesota
- St. Louis Union Station — St. Louis, Missouri
- Station Square — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Tower City Center — Cleveland, Ohio
- Underground Atlanta — Atlanta, Georgia
- Union Station — Indianapolis, Indiana
- Union Station — Washington, D.C.
- Water Street Pavilion — Flint, Michigan
- Waterside — Norfolk, Virginia
- West End Marketplace — Dallas, Texas
- Westfield Horton Plaza — San Diego, California
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