Cindy Steele is the new chief operating officer of Central Market.
Cindy Steele is the new chief operating officer of Central Market. (Submitted)

Central Market, the 125-year-old institution at York City's center, has announced the hiring of a new chief operating officer.

Cindy Steele will take over for Casi Babinchak, who stepped down in September.

Most recently, Steele has served as the director of operations at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center for five years, according to a news release on the market's website, www.centralmarketyork.com.

Steele will start in her new position immediately.

"I'm thrilled to be joining Central Market, a place that has held significant meaning for me since my childhood as it has for many people who grew up here," Steele said, according to the news release. "I'm looking forward to working with the vendors and the market board to grow and conserve York Central Market as a beloved retail hub and important community destination."