Area residents will soon have a new place to shop in Hanover.

The Amish Markets at Hanover will open at 9 a.m. Thursday.

"We have 186 parking spaces available and hope to fill them all," said Tanya Querry, marketing manager for the new shops.

The markets at 1649 Broadway include about 40 vendors selling goods in the 112,000-square-foot building, which once housed Fulton Bank, a warehouse and dance studio.

Vendors include organic dairy producers, Shady Maple bakery items and boxed foods, artisan handmade greeting cards and quilts, gourmet coffee, produce stands, Stoney Point Farm Market, crafts, Amy's Custom Cakery, meat stands, candles and chocolates.

The Amish Markets at Hanover have different vendors than the Markets at Shrewsbury and will likely have different customers, Querry said.

The Amish Markets at Hanover is owned by brothers Joe and Ron Silbaugh.

The Silbaughs are also part of the group that owns the Shrewsbury markets.

"They're not in competition, and will probably see a different customer base," Querry said.

Off of Route 194, the Amish Markets at Hanover are located at the east end of the busy Golden Mile in Hanover, she said.

"We've had a lot of cars stop and ask if we're open, and we expect a lot of Maryland traffic," Querry said.

After the soft opening Thursday, hours will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

A three-day, grand opening event is being planned for mid-February, she said.

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