Become a Merchant

Public Market merchant smiling and talking with customer outside

We are not actively looking for a merchant, but we’re always interested! 

Currently, there are no vacant food stalls at the market, but you can submit an interest form below for future consideration. Building connections and investing in your brand and cuisine concept until the right opportunity presents itself can start at the Lenexa Public Market.

About the Public Market

At the heart of Lenexa City Center, the Lenexa Public Market embodies the community where it is located. The diverse flavors and cuisines found in the Market provide the perfect opportunity for friends and family of all ages to gather for shared experiences. This trendy food hall features a variety of local food merchants, a common area and outdoor seating, and family-friendly events. We value the uniqueness of food and culture and want to share it with the Lenexa community and anyone who visits. 

If you have an idea or a dream to expand an existing small, local business and want join the Lenexa Public Market line-up, complete an interest form below. We are looking for entrepreneurs who value an authentic approach to their restaurant concept and is motivated to meet the demand of a busy restaurant environment. Merchants selected to join the market accept the challenge to provide high-quality and tasty food for our customers.

Food vendor options at the Lenexa Public Market

There are two different merchant options when leasing space in the Public Market. The differences between the two include both the size of the leasable stall space and length of contract. Read below for more information about each option.

Pop-up restaurant

Pop-up restaurant Table spread of food from a pop-up restaurant at the Public Market.

True to the name, pop-up restaurant concepts set up for a short period of time (a day or two) to sell ready-to-eat food.

  • Pop-up restaurants use The Kitchen space located on the mezzanine level of the Public Market
  • Great opportunity to test out a concept and get in-person feedback from customers
  • Available dates vary 

Merchant (leased stall)

Merchant typesPublic Market merchant smiling indoors on market level in front of stall.

Option 1: Incubator stall merchant

  • Stall space approximately 100 sq. ft.
  •  Lease terms vary (1 to 3 years)

Option 2: Anchor merchant

  • Stall space between 250 – 500 sq. ft. depending on location
  • Lease terms vary (3 to 5 years)
  • Serving counter space and commercial hood and fire suppression system included

Merchant amenities (both incubator and anchor stalls)

  • Dry storage and refrigeration space outside of merchant stall
  • Building operations support
  • Robust event schedule
  • Advertising and promotional support 

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