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Vintage Street Market returns to Downtown Market for second year

On May 10, Mother's Day, the Vintage Street Market opens for the season, featuring 60 vendors selling vintage furniture, clothing, kitchen goods and more.
Shopping at the Vintage Street Market

Shopping at the Vintage Street Market /Courtesy of the Downtown Market

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Goods for sale at the Vintage Street Market

Goods for sale at the Vintage Street Market /Courtesy of the Downtown Market

Bicycles at the Vintage Street Market

Bicycles at the Vintage Street Market /Courtesy of the Downtown Market

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is bringing back the popular Vintage Street Market for a second season starting on Mother’s Day, May 10, and continuing the second Sunday of each month. The Vintage Street Market takes place in the Outdoor Market Shed and features 60 vendors selling vintage furniture, clothing, accessories, kitchen goods, home décor and more. 

“The Vintage Street Market has been a fun 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 continue to provide a community experience for vintage lovers, as well as shoppers and treasure hunters who seek out items with history and character.”

"Repurposing and junkin' has become mainstream thanks to shows like American Pickers. Everyone wants to discover their own treasure,” says Stephanie DeGraaf, owner of Caledonia Vintage and vendor at all five 2015 Vintage Market dates. “The Vintage Street Market feeds our city's hunger for eclectic vintage goods that are as diverse as Grand Rapids itself."

Although the Vintage market is full for May, the Downtown Market is now accepting applications for potential vendors for the June through September dates. Information about rates and stall details, as well as online applications, are available here.

The Vintage Street Market will take place May 10, June 14, July 13, August 10 and September 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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