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Street market to bring vintage charm to Grand Rapids Downtown Market

Our vintage street market is now accepting applications for 2014 vendors. The market, appearing on the second Sunday of each month, will include vintage furniture, clothing, accessories, kitchen goods and home decor.

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Treasure hunters, rejoice! This summer, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market will host a Vintage Street Market on the second Sunday of each month, beginning May 11. The Vintage Street Market will take place in the Outdoor Market Shed and will feature items such as vintage furniture, clothing, accessories, kitchen goods and home decor.

“The Vintage Street Market is new way to bring together vintage shops, galleries, antique stores and personal collectors in West Michigan,” says Mimi Fritz, CEO and president of the Downtown Market. “We hope to provide a fresh community experience for those on the hunt for all things vintage.”

The Vintage Street Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 11June 8July 13August 10 and September 14  For more information, visit the Vintage Street Market website.

Ben and Mindy Peterson, co-founders of Fancy Fray, a vintage wedding rental startup in Grand Rapids, say they are excited to start shopping for rental pieces at the Market.

“Today, people love stuff that’s real, authentic and not mass produced. There’s beauty in knowing something is one of a kind, and that there’s a story behind it,” says Ben Peterson. “Vintage shopping is not just about the great find, but also the story of how you found it. The Vintage Street Market is a fun new page in the story and we’re looking forward to it.”

The Downtown Market is now accepting applications for potential vendors. Information about rates and stall details, as well as online applications, are available on the Vintage Street Market website's vendor page

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is the region’s new choice for fresh, delicious foods and amazing public market merchants. The Market is a $30 million, self-sustaining, LEED-certified and mixed-use facility that brings together production, distribution, marketing and education about local foods and growing. The Market incorporates entrepreneur and experimentation space for both emerging and experienced food artisans and merchants including a 24-vendor Market Hall, large outdoor farmer’s market and two full-service restaurants coming soon, one of which will be a micro-brewery. Learn more on the Downtown Market website.












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