Shoppers will be able to purchase items from the trunk of a car at a parking garage in downtown Pittsburgh next month.
In the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, the “Car Bazaar” takes place, a flea market of manufacturers, artists, retailers and people who sell used items.
Vehicles will be parked on multiple floors of Garage Sixth Street and Penn Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh from April 3, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Saturday of the month.
The roof will be available when the weather permits.
“I’ve held other events where I set a table but never sold anything from my car,” said Channing Powell of Robinson, owner of ChanningLane Vintage, a clothing and accessories company with items from the 1960s to 1990s Years. “I have to find a creative way to set up the trunk.”
Courtesy Channing Powell
Channing Powell owns ChanningLane Vintage, a clothing and accessories company
Powell finds goods on her travels to real estate sales in the United States. She searches thrift stores for treasure. She enjoys finding pieces that will never be made again, “that rare item, that diamond in the rough,” she said.
Vendor spaces are $ 15 and include a parking lot and adjacent space that can be used for displays.
Providers can make a reservation here. Same day sellers are accepted if space is available.
The event is free of charge.
A limited number of parking spaces are available here for buyers who have made an online reservation in advance.
Face masks are required.
“Spring is just around the corner and downtown is rolling out the warm weather welcome mat, starting with the ‘Car Bazaar,'” said Jeremy Waldrup, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, in a statement.
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– Downtown Pittsburgh (@DowntownPitt) March 10, 2021
Joseph Morrison from Wilkins, co-owner of Fresh Heirlooms, a company for upcycling décor, furniture and glassware, together with partner Lindsay Woge, will sell pop bottles that he has turned into usable drinking glasses.
“I think that’s a brilliant idea,” said Morrison. “I’ve heard many stories about the abandonment of downtown Pittsburgh. This is one way of bringing people back to the city. “
Morrison has spent more time making glassware since being fired from his full-time job programmer and venue manager at the downtown Harris Theater.
“I can’t wait to get back to the theater. But until then, my focus is on recycling these amazing bottles, ”said Morrison, noting the legacy of so many bottling companies in western Pennsylvania. “We keep the label and you can see where it came from. I always say we are literally on the cutting edge of recycling. “
Courtesy Casey Henderlong
A Bloody Maria (it has tequila) from Tako
In addition to shopping, there is live music, food and cocktails. Tako will sell brunch items and cocktails, including a Bloody Maria with tequila.
Casey Henderlong, director of events and public relations at Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group, owned by Tako, prepares for the first bazaar. “I think this event will attract a lot of people because it will be held outdoors.”
JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a contributor to the Tribune Review. You can contact JoAnne at 724-853-5062, email@example.com, or on Twitter.
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