Sunday, March 17, 2013
The artisan market in Ferndale will build a new 4,000-square-foot event space inside the market.
The Rust Belt Market met its $20,000 Kickstarter campaign goal over the weekend several days ahead of its deadline. The artisan market in Ferndale started the campaign to fund a new 4,000-square-foot space inside the market to be used for weekday events. Rust Belt owners Chris and Tiffany Best announced the campaign on Feb. 20. A total of 346 people contributed to the campaign. The Rust Belt posted the following message on its Facebook page on Saturday: WE CROSSED THE FINISH LINE!! This is huge for us. This is a gate way. This is what was so necessary for our continued growth. I am fighting the urge to write a lengthy essay on the American dream and how it is still alive despite all the recent bleakness of the past 5 years. I will spare …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Ferndale artisan market has a Kickstarer campaign going on now through March 22 to fund a new 4,000-square-foot event space inside the market.
The Rust Belt Market's Kickstarter campaign to "live not by weekends alone" is more than half way to its $20,000 goal. The artisan market in Ferndale is seeking support to expand its business model to include a new 4,000-square-foot space inside the market to be used for weekday events. Rust Belt owners Chris and Tiffany Best announced the campaign on Feb. 20. So far, more than $11,600 has been pledged by supporters. People can donate to the fund through Friday, March 22. The project will only be funded if at least $20,000 is pledged by that point; if the goal is not met, supporters are not charged. You can find full details here. Read more on Patch about the Rust Belt Market.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The artisan market wants to expand its business model to host events during the week in a 4,000-square-foot isolated space inside the market.
The Rust Belt Market in Ferndale announced Wednesday that it is seeking support to expand its business model to include a new space for weekday events. The artisan market, which opened in a 15,000-square-foot former Old Navy Outlet in May 2011, is home to 60 local artists every weekend. Rust Belt owners Chris and Tiffany Best said leasing such an "anchor" space in Ferndale at the corner of Nine Mile and Woodward but being closed five days out of the week has been somewhat of a business flaw. But opening the market during the week doesn't work either - artists need time to create things, many vendors also have day jobs, and there simply aren't enough weekday shoppers to make it work. The Bests are looking to change all that by building an …