Accommodations near Merchant City

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In the days of the Industrial Revolution, tobacco lords, sugar merchants, and cotton traders ruled the streets of Merchant City, on the east side of town. It fell out of favor over time, the way these industrial areas often did, but the past two decades have brought renewed life to the previously forgotten neighborhood. Now, the area bustles with luxury apartment dwellers, upmarket shoppers, and night owls looking for a swally (that’s an alcoholic beverage). For a prime example of old-meets-new, visit the Old Fruitmarket, a former wholesale fruit market turned imaginative event venue that now hosts concerts, comedy nights, and fashion shows.