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A city parking garage will soon be converted into an open-air flea market when the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership launches the Car Bazaar. The PDP is accepting applications for local manufacturers, artists, vintage collectors, and others willing to do business out of the trunk of their vehicles.
PDP announced today that the Car Bazaar will open on April 3rd on multiple levels of the Sixth and Penn car park, including the roof. From there, the event takes place in the late morning and early afternoon every Saturday throughout April, with the opportunity to shop for handcrafted and used goods, plus live music and brunch and cocktails from downtown restaurants like Täkō and Talia.
“We’re excited to be launching this larger-than-life flea market and we can’t wait to see what people bring out for sale, upcycling and sharing,” said Jeremy Waldrup, President and CEO of PDP, in a press release.
Waldrup describes the auto bazaar as “another way to shop safely in the heart of the city” as sellers and visitors must follow COVID-19 safety guidelines. The garage will also have ventilation and “sufficient space for social distancing” on rainy days when roof access is blocked.
The concept is based on the tradition of so-called car boot sales in England, where people gather to sell items from their vehicles, especially in the summer months. (For non-Anglophiles, “boat” is the British word for trunk.)
Those interested in selling at the Car Bazaar are asked to register at carbazaarpgh.com in advance. Applications are allocated based on availability, with limited same-day drive-up application providers being accepted if space is available. Seller fees are just $ 15 per week and include all-day parking plus an additional adjacent parking space.
The event is free to visitors with a limited $ 3 garage parking space available with prior registration.