A new Caribbean Marketplace is opening in Flatbush this weekend, May 14, and will feature a number of different food vendors and retailers alongside 20,000 square feet of community space.
Formerly known as Caton Market, Flatbush Central Caribbean Marketplace is located in the lower level of the new Caton Flats, a new 14-story development which replaced the former market. This new marketplace features an expanded space for food vendors, a shared commercial test kitchen, a bar, and a lounge.
29 vendors originally part of Caton Market will be open to visitors offering a selection of home goods, body care, apparel, and more, alongside some new food vendors including:
- Picky Eaters – 100% made in house jerk
- Petisco Brazuca – popular Brazilian street food
- BunNan by Nadège Fleurimond – plantain-based cuisine from the African and Caribbean diasporas
Mangrove business accelerator also occupies the space and will offer Black, Indigenous, and People of Color entrepreneurs state-of-the-art facilities for food and culinary needs, in addition to the facilities needed to produce natural body care and cosmetics, new media, and textiles.
This business accelerator will allow small businesses the opportunity to grow and expand whether they’re in need of technical assistance, access to capital, or business classes.
NYC Mayor Eric Adams states, “This project is such a fitting celebration of our city’s vibrant Caribbean community and our strong, inclusive economic recovery. We are building a more equitable economy that will help lift up all New Yorkers, in every neighborhood and every borough. This project is a model for community-based development across the city, which is why I was proud to fight for it as borough president and even prouder to see it completed today as the mayor.”
Flatbush Central Caribbean Market is open Monday – Saturday 10a.m. – 7p.m. and is located at 2123 Caton Ave. Brooklyn.