Only one bidder has stepped forward to operate a planned year-round food market in the Haymarket area of downtown Boston.
State officials are expressing surprise no one else bid on the planned project abutting the Rose Kennedy Greenway. But guess what? The non-profit group that did bid is politically wired, according to the Herald, and it was always considered the front-runner to win the project. So why would other non-profits even bother to bid? It’s classic Massachusetts.
Well, the permanent market, to be located in a state building near the Faneuil Hall area, is still a good idea. Similar markets in places like Seattle are hugely popular. The Boston market will specialize in locally grown foods. So it will be welcome, even if the way it was cooked up was a little odd.