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Aaron Zaretsky

Aaron Zaretsky has spent the last 38 years planning, developing/redeveloping, and managing public markets and is currently the director of the Grove Arcade Public Market Foundation.

  • Former director of Pike Place Market(1987 RBA Gold Medalist) during its $65,000,000 renovation
  • Founded Public Market Development and helped plan, manage and develop nearly 50 public markets around the U.S.
  • Served as featured speaker at numerous national conferences including a White House conference on effective community and economic development as well as a convener of a Ford Foundation Task Force on utilizing Public Markets as a proven tool for community and economic development
  • Heads the Grove Arcade Public Market Foundation directing $10 million to go to the renovation of the Grove Arcade to become a Public Market and spark reinvestment in Asheville

Last updated 8/25/16