What Is It?
Located on the Apalachicola waterfront, The Grady Market has a long history within the area. Today, it is filled with boutique items, local treats, jewelry and gifts.
A Colorful History
The Grady Market was a ship’s chandlery in the late 1800s. At the time, France and other European nations were drawn to the Apalachicola waterfront, which had become a major shipping port. So many French emigrants flocked to the area that the second story of the Grady building became the French consulate in the early 1900s.
What Is It Like Now?
The original building was destroyed by a fire in the 1900s. It remained in disrepair until a massive renovation in the 1990s. Visitors now see pine floors, tin ceilings, original counters and antique showcases when shopping at The Grady Market.
Stay in the Old French Consulate
To experience even more of the area’s history, the upper floor of the Grady building offers the former consulate suites as vacation rentals by the day, the week or longer.