A public market opened in the heart of the Old Sacramento historic district in September.
Old Sacramento, a national registered landmark and state historic park on the banks of the Sacramento River, opened about 25 years ago on 28 acres in downtown Sacramento. Created to preserve the area's many buildings from the Gold Rush era, the project has developed into a revitalization of the waterfront. In addition to the market, Old Sacramento is the site of restaurants and shops, along with several museums and restored boats.The market, a block and a half long, is housed in three structures on Front Street, re-creations of buildings from the late 19th century.
Among the 15 shops are an old-fashioned Italian delicatessen, a spice shop, a dairy and egg vendor, florist, meat, poultry and fish market, bakeries and stores that feature Asian and Mediterranean goods. The market is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A free shuttle that operates through Sacramento's downtown includes a stop at Old Sacramento. More information is available from the Old Sacramento visitor's center, (916) 442-7644.