Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Fenton Street Market Here to Stay

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Cat vest enthusiasts rejoice! The Fenton Street Market (pictured), which had two trial runs this past fall, was apparently successful enough to justify making it a permanent fixture in East Silver Spring. According to its official blog, the market will now operate every Saturday, with a tentative start date of April 17th of next year. (Presumably it will shut down for the winter months).

Hopefully there will be a healthy rotation of vendors to keep it fresh week-to-week. If its the same people selling the same stuff each Saturday there is the potential for it to get stale.



6 comments:

Anonymous said...

hooray!

Roger said...

I hope they expand it so that it includes a less disproportionate amount of women's goods. All important, but as a guy shopping there was little for me to find for myself. Maybe some furniture or collectibles? Use the Georgetown flea market as a model

Silver Spring: Then and Again said...

I agree with Roger that a flea market model would have more of an across-the-board appeal than a "crafts" market.

Anonymous said...

I have to say that while I like the Fenton Street Market in theory, I was very disappointed with what I saw this past fall. Apart from one or two stalls, it really seemed to be a bunch of junk (and I mean that in the nicest way) that held very little interest. I do think they need to look at some of the world's great street markets (Amsterdam, London, etc) to get some ideas.

Patrick said...

Switching vendors is a must. My old hometwon in MA tried to get a market going and it died after a season. Return customers got bored and sales dropped every week to the point where vendors couldn't justify making the trip anymore. Hopefully they'll have enough of a pool of vendors to figure out some rotation system.

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