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What’s at the Downtown Detroit Markets this spring? |

What’s at the Downtown Detroit Markets this spring?

A slew of market vendors will be operating in downtown Detroit this summer, offering everything from handmade accessories and trendy styles to housewares and desserts.


The Downtown Detroit Markets, sponsored by Bedrock Detroit and the Quicken Loans Community Investment Fund, with support from the Downtown Detroit Partnership, are set to open Thursday with the first phase of vendors operating this spring and summer.

The second phase of vendors will be announced midsummer, according to a news release. 

The spring and summer markets come after retailers, plus food and beverage vendors, raked in more than $2 million via the Downtown Detroit Markets last winter, said Francesca George, Bedrock’s director of tenant relations and experience.

A news release said the first 30 vendors setting up for Thursday will feature 10 apparel vendors, nine accessories vendors and six food and beverage vendors. All are metro Detroit-based entrepreneurs, more than 50% are minority-owned and the majority are female-owned. 

The businesses can be found at 1441 Woodward Collective, Capitol Park and Cadillac Square. 

Here’s a look at the shopping options and amenities headed to the markets: 

1441 Woodward Collective 

The space at 1441 Woodward Collective is designed to serve as an indoor retail incubator. It will offer a “highly curated retail atmosphere with an emphasis on boutique and home goods,” a news release said. 

Vendors include:

  • Fly Behavior: A stylist-curated collection geared toward “a true-to-herself influencer, strong and takes chances.”
  • Detroit GT: A design and apparel brand with original products that promote Detroit. 
  • Ferne Boutique: Women’s clothing for all ages.
  • David Vintage: “A Haute Couture Streetwear lifestyle brand” for men and women that offers streetwear, outerwear and unique accessories.
  • MATURE: Exceptional fit and hand-selected men’s products that are “modern yet timeless.” 
  • Mira Estell: Unique handbags and accessories.
  • Purpose Planner: Stylish stationery that bolsters “the art of planning.”
  • Elaine B:Handmade geometric jewelry made from recycled silver and responsibly sourced stones.
  • Goldeluxe: Brass, sterling silver, 14K gold and 14K gold fill jewelry made with traditional lost wax casting and metal smithing techniques.
  • Pingree Detroit: Leather and hemp totes brought to life by localized, sustainable, community-supported production powered by veterans and civilians.
  • Front Scenter:Handmade candles and fragrances.
  • 12th  VIV: Handmade candles, creams and scrubs.
  • Beau Dillion: Bow ties with unique patterns and fine fabrics. 

Hours of operation are: noon to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday

Capitol Park

Francesca George of Bedrock described Capitol Park as “a summer oasis.” A rotating chef kitchen and bar created in partnership with Jeremy Sasson of Townhouse and Prime + Proper is in the works. 

George said they’re working on bringing in a food truck where meals will be served, a shipping container where the bar will be located and wood pergola where guests can find tables and chairs. While Sasson will typically be running daily food services, George said every Wednesday at the park, a new chef will take the reins and craft the dining experience. 

According to a news release, a farmer’s market is planned for the site every Tuesday starting in mid-June. George said they will focus on locally sourced items. 

Vendors include:

Additionally, pending permit approval, the following food carts also have spots at Capitol Park:

Markets will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Food and beverages will be available noon to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, noon to midnight Friday and Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.

The pop-up farmers market will be open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays.

Cadillac Square

Cadillac Square will feature a seasonal beer garden that will be opening to the public on Friday. According to a news release, Central Kitchen + Bar will be serving cocktails on tap, wine and frozen drinks, plus Atwater Brewery and Great Lakes Beverage Co. will offer “a unique mix” of beers on tap. Also, Cortina Local will be providing German-inspired food options. 

The Quicken Loans Sports Zone is also at Cadillac Square. George said four half-court basketball courts and other family-friendly features, like a kid’s basketball net and lawn games, are available to the public. 

Vendors include:

  • Ink Detroit: Apparel that embodies “Detroit Pride and Love.”
  • Ashley Gold: Handmade, fashionable jewelry.
  • York: Streetwear designed, printed and made in Detroit. 
  • Flamingo Vintage: Men’s and women’s clothing and accessories that date back to the 1920s through 1970s.
  • Albert’s General Store: Michigan home décor, gifts and clothing.
  • Motor City Popcorn: Gourmet popcorn that comes in a variety of delicious flavors with Detroit themes, like the 8 Mile Mix, the Belle Isle Blend and the Motor City Mix.
  • Made in Detroit: The Kid Rock brand that has been making apparel for the city for 20 years. 
  • Plus, there’s space for a rotating retail vendor

Markets will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

The beer garden will be open noon to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.

For more information about the markets and other Detroit happenings, go to  xodetroit.com or follow @xodetroit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 

Contact Aleanna Siacon: ASiacon@freepress.com. Follow her on Twitter: @AleannaSiacon. 

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