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thefeast.com | Sneak Preview: Meet the Designers Behind Brooklyn’s Brand New Dekalb Market

by Dekalb Market on July 22, 2011

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This Saturday, downtown Brooklyn’s DeKalb Weekend Market kicks off with a much-anticipated infusion of of farm-grown food, art and fashion on Fulton Mall.

Click through for a preview of some of the vendors bringing re-worked sunglasses, hand-embellished cardigans and tees to opening day—in re-purposed shipping containers, no less.

Meanwhile, market spokesperson Jessica Tolliver gave us the lowdown on what we could expect from Brooklyn’s newest market.

How did the DeKalb Market come to be?
JT: The Dekalb Market will take advantage of what would otherwise be an unused plot of land adjacent to the Fulton Mall. We want to support small, local businesses and are excited to introduce a unique market to this already vibrant neighborhood. 

How will it be different from other outdoor marketplaces around town?
JT:
DeKalb Market will be open seven days a week. Additionally, the market will include an incubator farm that will be tended by eight local organizations.

Tell us about the container layout for the market.
JT: The containers will be arranged in clusters around the site-—with food vendors in close proximity to each other, and retail vendors close to one another. The farm will be in one corner of the site, and a dining area with picnic tables with be there as well.


What are you most looking forward to for the market?

JT: We are excited for the market to be a community hub for retail, art and design, as well as a functioning green space in the middle of Downtown Brooklyn.

http://www.thefeast.com/newyork/shopping/FEAST-SHOP-NY-Preview-this-Weekends-DeKalb-Market-Grand-Opening-125965493.html

 

 

 

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

monica July 23, 2011 at 2:02 pm

ooh those are our moustache tees!

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Briian July 29, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Hey,

That cardigan with the Indian Head is by CHIRP and it’s in the 66 BLAK BIRDS Boutique. Yayyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!

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Briian July 29, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Oh, i’m really liking the denim jacket!!!

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