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Market on Main Seeks Buyer

The Legacy Foundation, current owner and operator, is seeking a buyer for the Market on Main located at the corner of Main and Jefferson in downtown Ottumwa.  Included for sale is the Market on Main building and adjacent outdoor green space located to the west.  While there has been interest and detailed discussions with potential future tenants of the building, a buyer has not yet been identified.

The Market is currently the home of several food restaurants that provide valuable dining options for the community.  It is the desire and hope that these vendors will find new locations within the Central Business District of Ottumwa.

In addition, the Market has held many events in the past and served as a busy entertainment venue.  Since the opening of the Market, several other venues have opened in the downtown that can adequately accommodate these programming opportunities – with similar space and hospitality.  The Legacy Foundation will be utilizing its contacts and relationships to identify new sites that may be mutually beneficial for the relocation of this programming.  The event schedule will be maintained through the end of the year.

Shiloh Seim, the Market on Main Operations Manager is a valued member of the Legacy Team and will remain with the organization to help lead other downtown initiatives.  The remaining Market on Main staff have previously been made aware of the impending sale in order to provide them ample time to pursue other employment.

Once an acceptable purchase agreement has been finalized, the public will be notified of the transition.  The proceeds from the sale of the Market will be reinvested back into the community in a variety of ways, consistent with the Foundation’s mission.

For additional questions or building inquiries, please contact Steve Dust, Legacy Foundation CEO at


Music at the Market

Make the Market on Main your happy hour destination.  We have live music and no cover charge every Friday from 5:30 – 7:00pm, so come join us! View our calendar for details.

Trivia Night

The last Thursday of every month is Trivia Night at the Market! Come unwind after work and form a team of up to 6 members to compete for fun prizes and the sheer joy of being a know-it-all. No limit to the number of teams. No entry fee. Tons of great food & drink options and specials. View our calendar for specific dates.

Comedy Nights

Check our calendar for updates on our Comedy Nights! Typically the second Saturday of the month. A cover charge of $5 for entry to the event. Featuring some of the funniest comedians from around Iowa and the Midwest!