New multi-use cooperative market in New Braunfels

NEW BRAUNFELS, TX – A new mixed-use development known as the Co-Op Marketplace is coming to New Braunfels in 2024.

The 2.5 acre designated historic site is being transformed and redeveloped into a public destination with restaurants, bars, cafes, retail, an open park, a stage for live music and a splash pool , according to a press release.

Construction of Co-Op Marketplace is expected to begin in 2023 with an expected opening date the following year.

Many people contributed to the idea of ​​the co-op, including Ron Snider and Carol and Chris Snider, whose family helped grow downtown New Braunfels, including reopening the historic Krause’s Cafe + Biergarten.

“It’s a very exciting project to be involved in and it’s evolved a lot along the way while staying true to what my dad and his partners originally envisioned by bringing something unique to downtown New Braunfels whose community can benefit,” Chris Snider said in a press release.

Rendering of the cooperative market (Credit to Mogas + Gonzalez Associated Architects)
Rendering of the cooperative market (Credit to Mogas + Gonzalez Associated Architects)

Co-Op Marketplace will adapt the on-site farm buildings to meet space requirements, including transforming the 65-foot-tall grain silo into the market’s western entrance, the press release said.

There will be over an acre of outdoor space for visitor enjoyment, which includes a wading pool, 4,000 square feet of artificial grass, seating and shade trees.

The development will have a mix of large restaurants and retailers as well as a mix of smaller tenants with a planned market of 13,000 square feet.

Rendering of the cooperative market (Credit to Mogas + Gonzalez Associated Architects)
Rendering of the cooperative market (Credit to Mogas + Gonzalez Associated Architects)

“Mogas + Gonzalez Associated Architects worked closely with the owners’ vision to reuse and recycle existing and historically designated agrarian cooperative structures to create a campus of indoor and outdoor spaces that invite the city and its visitors to relax, dine and celebrate right in the heart of downtown New Braunfels,” said Mogas + Gonzalez Architects Principal Richard Mogas.

Co-Op Marketplace will include over 25,000 square feet of indoor space that will be used to house retail and culinary tenants.

Press reports that the development plans to offer an alternative to big box stores and mall shopping experiences and will instead offer a more social shopping and dining experience.

“This shopping destination concept will provide opportunities for small, independent businesses to have a presence in New Braunfels’ bustling downtown core,” officials said.

Co-Op Marketplace will be located at 210 South Castell Ave. in downtown New Braunfels. It will connect to the city-owned redevelopment site on South Castell Avenue and eventually serve as the location for the expansion of the New Braunfels Farmers Market.

Rendering of the cooperative market (Credit to Mogas + Gonzalez Associated Architects)

Co-Op Marketplace is currently accepting applications from tenants for the new spaces. Contact [email protected] for more information.

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