Bryant Avenue Market under renovation

Bryant Avenue Market is under renovation, and the building’s new owner is scouting for retailers.

“The tenant who was there didn’t want to be in the market business anymore,” said owner Dave Merryfield. “We’ve been approached with several different concepts for restaurants, fitness ideas and retail. We’re not married to any one idea.”

Merryfield recently asked the CARAG neighborhood (Calhoun Area Residents Action Group) for feedback on shops they’d like to see. Residents suggested the neighborhood already holds plenty of coffee shops, he said.

Merryfield’s background is in financial consulting, and he’s the husband of Anne Rucker, founder of Bogart’s Doughnut Co. at 36th & Bryant.