About this Site

Public Markets have been the heart and soul of communities as long as people have lived in cities. 

Public Market Development.Com was created to give communities access to the tools necessary to create or renovate successful Public Markets.

Aaron Zaretsky, the principal in Public Market Development, has four decades of experience in managing and developing Public Markets – including 15 years as a director of Seattle’s internationally acclaimed, Pike Place Market.

He has helped to raise over $100,000,000 in grant funds for Public Markets in 50 cities, has helped create or renovate dozens of Public Markets, and is the recipient of many national, regional, and local awards and honors.

He may be reached at:  

Aaron Zaretsky
Public Market Development
498 Upper Flat Creek Rd.
Weaverville, NC 28787
P: 828 645-9291
C: 828 713-4545
E: pohlzaret@aol.com