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Railroad Square Art Park completes Breezeway Marketplace

Railroad Square Art Park completes Breezeway Marketplace
Posted at 5:22 PM, Nov 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-02 14:00:31-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Tallahassee continues to grow and support local artists and businesses. It's this growth and support that ignited a renovation in Railroad Square Art Park.

Railroad Square Art Park has been a popular hangout in Tallahassee since the mid 70s and welcomes people from all walks of life. And it's all centered around an old warehouse.

"It used to be a storage place for lumber and sheet metal and other things when it was owned by McDonnell Lumberyard," said Lillian Finn, the property manager at Railroad Square Art Park. "It dates back to 1941. It was used in the war efforts, World War II."

With a high demand of artists looking for a place to set up shop, Finn went to the drawing board.

The new Breezeway Marketplace at Railroad Square is home to nine different businesses all under one roof. The business owners are all optimistic that this new improvements to the art park will bring in even more visitors.

"With it being brand new, and it's so cute in here," said Jessica Duncan, who owns Fun4TallyKids.com. "I absolutely love the little cottages. It's going to attract a lot of people."

Duncan, who was about to relocate her office away from the park, knows about bringing people to Railroad Square. With her office in the Breezeway market, she believes this is just what she needs to continue with her business and family friendly events.

"I was told that was a totally new demographic to have families and kids come out to do events at Railroad Square," said Duncan

She says this renovation to the old House of Plywood makes the art park that much more family friendly.

It took 19 months to complete the Breezeway. It's now open to the public.