The questionnaire that follows may be voluntarily filled out.

The Public Market will provide a unique daily shopping experience, a gathering place, and an entertainment venue to serve Dickinson residents and to attract regional shoppers and tourists from Galveston County and throughout South East Texas. The “Market Experience” will include the Market building shops and restaurants, as well as areas for entertainment, live music, meetings, and classes (cooking, entrepreneurship, etc.). Amenities will complete the experience with gathering spots for conversation, outside eating, and playgrounds for kids of all ages. A landscaped meandering path will lead guests from the Market to enjoy a special underutilized waterfront feature of Dickinson – the Dickinson Bayou.

Dickinson was ground zero for the devastating impacts of Hurricane Harvey, with numerous deaths and overwhelming destruction of homes and businesses caused by a 13 foot wall of water. Without proper intervention, Dickinson risks experiencing long term economic stagnation amidst a dispirited community. The Public Market will address these issues by providing new public spaces for residents to appreciate, and shopping venues and significant economic opportunities for the community to enjoy. The Market’s tenants will include stores, stalls, carts and ‘day-tables’ that focus on fresh foods, rounded out by prepared foods and restaurants, as well as crafts and other needed neighbor services.

The purpose of the Public Market is to give Dickinson and the region the resources to rebuild into an even stronger community, create a new regional attraction, and provide a colorful and vital experience for all Gulf Coast residents.

(Where appropriate, simply check the response that is most accurate):

Fresh Food/Groceries

(Choose 4 only)


  • Asian food store
  • Beer-microbrewery
  • Cheeses – possibly manufactured on site
  • Chocolates/Truffles/confections
  • Coffees/teas
  • Convenience grocery
  • Crusty Bread bakery
  • Day old breads shop
  • Dessert shop-pies, cookies, cakes, scones, filled croissants
  • Fair Trade Food Products – coffees chocolates, etc
  • Fresh fish
  • Fresh Pasta shop
  • Herb and spice shop
  • Hispanic food store
  • Hot chestnuts/other nuts
  • Ice cream
  • Italian Deli
  • New York style deli
  • Northern European Deli
  • Organic grocery
  • Organic meat shop
  • Organic produce
  • Poultry, fresh eggs
  • "Soft" fruits – less expensive, ripe & ready to eat.
  • Soul food store
  • Texas Specialty Food/ Farm store – Citrus, Strawberries, preserves, pickles, jams, honey, jerkey, etc.
  • Torterilla- fresh made tortillas
  • Traditional Butcher shop
  • Tropical fruits
  • Wine shop
  • Other (Please write in)


Restaurants/Fast food

(Choose 4 only)


  • American cafeteria
  • Brew Pub
  • Caribbean
  • Chinese
  • Espresso Cafe
  • Ethiopian
  • French
  • Freshly prepared take home meals
  • Gourmet/fine foods
  • Greek
  • Hmong/Laotian - fresh egg rolls with multiple sauces,  pho/soup
  • International fresh and prepared dumplings - ravioli, kreplach, shu mai, etc.
  • Italian
  • Japanese/Sushi
  • Juice/smoothie bar
  • Mexican
  • New York Style Deli
  • Pasta shop
  • Pasty shop
  • Ribs/Soul food/BBQ
  • Seafood
  • Soup/salad/sandwich
  • Steak
  • Swiss/German specialties
  • Thai
  • Vegetarian
  • Other (Please write in)



Other Services and products 

(Choose 4 - only)


  • Amish products-quilts & crafts etc.
  • Antiques
  • Beauty parlor/barber
  • Book/Card store
  • Childcare center
  • Clothing (Children, Men, Women's, Vintage)
  • Cut Flower shop
  • Dry cleaner
  • Hardware
  • Jewelry
  • Kitchen & Cooking supplies
  • Knife sharpening
  • Laundromat
  • Made in Texas crafts-handmade wooden objects/furniture, ceramics, glass
  • Native American Crafts
  • Nature/birds
  • Naturopathic pharmacy
  • Pharmacy
  • Plant Nursery
  • Rocks/fossils
  • Shoe repair
  • Thrift shop
  • Toy store
  • World/Fair Trade Crafts
  • Other (Please write in)



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