TROY, N.Y. -- It's a taste of New York City, right in the Collar City. The gourmet grocery store "The Market" on Broadway in Troy gave a sneak peak Friday night.
Vic Christopher and Heather LaVine, owners of the downtown "Confectionery & Wine Bar" built the market right near their bistro. They say they wanted to give new life to a building once headed for the wrecking ball.
The store was built for the people of Troy using recycled materials from the city. Much of the wood used throughout the store came from St. Patrick's Church in Watervliet.
The owners say they think the market will fill a need in the community, since there's no real grocery story downtown.
"There was a lack of produce and fresh fruit. The grocery store here is a place where people can come in and there will be enough items where you can make dinner for your family every night. We're doing this for the people, this is what they asked for. It was never our intention to build a grocery store, we just want to give the people what they want," said Christopher.
Christopher says "The Market" will open permanently next week.