Since The Ruth first opened its doors for a Valentine’s pop-up back in February, all of the DIY, maker, and artisan boutiques have been gearing up for a fun spring season fling.
I paid a visit to The Ruth a few weeks ago, to scope out some of the start-ups and young entrepreneurs that are now inhabiting the exquisite Main Street building, that also happens to a second entranceway at 500 Washington Street. During my visit, I got a better sense of the space, which is truly one-of-a-kind. The common areas are breathtaking, and each of the little shops is loaded with character (and merchandise). There’s so much to explore at The Ruth, especially this coming Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, when a number of pop-up will also showcase their wares.
Friday evening (5:30 – 9pm): An Artisan Pop Up featuring all the small business owners inside and additional vendors – all local artisans! Curated vintage wares by Arden & Untied to Time, Women’s Clothing by La Kei Boutique and Venus Rising, Jewelry by Geologic, Coffee wares by True Bean Coffee Co., and so much more. There will even be a “kiddo friendly” area courtesy of Curious Rabbit – an interactive art space for all ages.
Saturday evening (6 -9pm): Buffalo-famous artist Max Collins will be unveiling his newest endeavor, Hallow Studios, a storefront dedicated to his art. Additionally, most of the 523 Main Street storefronts will be open during the event as well so you can see his work as well as do some shopping and meet some more local business owners. There are accessible bathrooms at The Ruth, as well as an area for children to play safely.
Everyone at The Ruth wants you to know how excited they are to have you pay a visit. They also want you to spend some quality time downtown, visiting their neighbors, including Misuta Chows, The Flaming Fish, Graylynn, New Dragon Express, Fattey Beer, Noble Root Wine, and OSB Cider Works.
It’s certainly going to be an exciting couple of days on (and around) Main Street. If you’ve been wondering what all of the commotion is, per the numerous pop-up markets springing up around downtown, this is an excellent opportunity check out one that has got great bones, and plenty of personality.