NEARBY: Stockton Market To Reopen

The market in Stockton Borough will be reopening.

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A staple of Stockton Borough is set to reopen its doors in the coming weeks.

Stockton Market on Bridge Street is expected to resume operations in late June, according to, which cited Dana Ashburn, a New Hope resident and operator of the market.

Ashburn, who is the daughter of the building’s owners, Steven Grabowski and Cheryl Olsten, has taken the reins for the market’s revival. Grabowski and Olsten originally sold the building in 2019 but have since reacquired it.

The reimagined Stockton Market will feature a bakery and café offering a range of homemade goods for both takeaway and dine-in guests, according to the business.

“It can’t be what it was because the structure didn’t work,” Ashburn told MyCentralJersey. “It didn’t work to be open three days a week and depend on small farms to staff a stand and dedicate their time and money. We are building it to depend on our own internal team.”

The market’s website details the plans for the space and states: “We’re joining forces with the team at The Stockton Inn to create a locally-sourced, seasonally guided menu with fresh baked goods, prepared foods, made-to-order meals, and a barista to whip up your ‘usual.'”

Just a few miles from the City of Lambertville and across from Solebury Township, Stockton Market quickly gained popularity after its initial launch as it attracted numerous vendors and visitors.

The market, which initially opened in 2010, became a popular destination with a variety of vendors but was closed in the spring of 2022 due to a dwindling number of vendors. Some vendors closed and others moved on, like the Borscht Belt Delicatessen, which reopened in Newtown Township.

Last spring, the market’s Instagram page teased that something would be happening with the space.

When the market closed in 2022, a note to customers read that it was a “difficult decision to make for many reasons.”

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