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West Side Bazaar’s “Summer Saturday” Outdoor Pop-Up Market

People are looking to do more things outside, whether it’s working out or shopping for food. That’s why WEDI has decided to create an outdoor pop-up market for the West Side Bazaar. It’s only natural. It’s also a nifty idea, despite the underlying circumstances that have prompted the measure. After all, The Bazaar already has the perfect formula for establishing such a market, with its diverse number of vendors that can proliferate a satellite space.

Each Saturday throughout the month of August, a handful of market vendors will set up outside of 436 Grant Street (corner of Bird) in the parking lot of WEDI offices. This will allow people to browse ethnic goods and culinary specialties, offered up by the likes of marketeers Pattaya Street Food (samosas, egg rolls, bubble tea, etc.) and Zigma’s Natural. 

This latest initiative helps to bolster sales, during a time when these refugee-owned business owners need it most. “We’re doing everything we can to give all of our vendors a fighting chance to make it through this year,” said Executive Director, Carolynn Welch.

Along with the market vendors, there will be other culturally-significant surprises, including live music.

The micro-market will take place every Saturday in August, from 11am to 3pm.

Let’s hope that when The Bazaar moves into its new home on Niagara Street, these types of outdoor promotional strategies continue – it would be great to see more outdoor markets thrive.

Please remember to follow all social distancing guidelines and wear a mask for the safety of business owners and other market visitors.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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