Grand Rapids’ long-awaited Downtown Outdoor Market opens today, Saturday, May 4, with the help of many businesses from West Michigan.

Our news partner, WZZM TV13, reports the 25,000 square foot site is the first LEED-certified market in the country. When the market’s indoor space opens this summer, it will include a restaurant, brewery, farmer’s market, retail shops, commercial kitchen, rooftop greenhouse, and the country’s first hands-on kitchen for children.

The outdoor market will be open Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is located at 435 Ionia SW, downtown Grand Rapids.