All the details are in place, down to custom-printed shopping bags! for the Brick Street Vintage Market set to open Saturday September 16 at 8am through downtown Sulphur Springs. The Market will be set up until 6pm in a large horseshoe shape along Connally, Jefferson, Gilmer and Main Streets. About 50 vendors, most from out of town, will be displaying vintage antiques and art, quilts, handmade furniture, repurposed and handmade items, vintage-inspired home and garden decor and clothing items for sale. Over on Celebration Plaza, your purchase of a $10 raffle ticket allows you to the opportunity for three major prize packages. There will also be Vintage Market T-Shirts for Sale. The first 100 shoppers who come to the Information Center at 220 Connally Street will receive a free shopping bag filled with goodies. Organizers of the vintage market did not include food vendors because they want to point shoppers to the 17 different restaurants, cafe’s, wineries, bars and gourmet shops within walking distance of Celebration Plaza, as well as the retail businesses located there. There will be free transportation to and from the Quilt Show at The Roc via the Sulphur Springs Trolley.
Along with her committees, Judy Heilman, President of Downtown Business Alliance and owner of Gourmet Kitchen and Company at 213 Main Street has been working diligently on the debut event for months. Local artist Mike Elliot designed the Vintage Market logo, and many downtown merchants got on board by promoting the event through their own advertising mediums.