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Downtown Detroit Markets to re-open for winter season November 13

Pies, clothes, ceramics, and even temporary tattoos will be for sale

Two rows of small glass sheds with goods for sale inside. There’s deck chairs on stone walkway in the middle. Photos by Michelle & Chris Gerard

Just in time for the holidays, the Downtown Detroit Markets are set to return for a third consecutive year.

Sponsored by Bedrock and the Quicken Loans Community Fund, the markets feature local vendors selling goods out of glass sheds in Cadillac Square and Capitol Park. They’ll open November 13 and go through January 1.

Seventeen businesses will be participating, from streetwear brands and artmakers to bath products and food producers. Four of the vendors are part of Quicken’s “Demo Day Market”—winners of an annual entrepreneurship competition who receive additional mentorship and support.

The family-owned nursery Greystone Gardens will also be selling Christmas trees, wreaths, and holiday greenery out of the Capitol Park market.

“Year after year, the Downtown Detroit Markets have supported inclusivity, vibrancy, and resiliency all across the city by building connections between local entrepreneurs and the growing retail market in downtown Detroit,” Laura Grannemann, vice president of strategic investments for the Quicken Loans Community Fund, said in a release.

The Cadillac Lodge will also be making a return. This large, covered event space will feature more local goods, including beverages from Eastern Market Brewing Co. and Blake’s Hard Cider. It’s also available for private rental.

A larger glass shed with holiday planters outside.

The markets and lodge will be open every day of the week except Monday and Tuesday.

Here are the participating vendors:

  • Awanya: Ethnic textiles, couture and home décor made sustainably with hand-dyed fabric from West Africa.
  • Detroit Dough: Pre-packaged edible cookie dough made in a multitude of flavors.
  • Detroit Fiber Works: Located on the Livernois Avenue of Fashion in northwest Detroit, it sells fiber artwork made by Detroit artists.
  • Dutton Farm Market: Bath and body care products made by adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Eli Tea: Ethically sourced loose-leaf tea accompanied with specialty tea pots and gift sets.
  • Ferosh Chick: Lifestyle clothing brand curated with modern boho fashion and young contemporary styles committed to quality, uniqueness and affordability.
  • Good Cakes & Bakes: Gourmet baked goods made with local and organic ingredients.
  • Healthy Roots Dolls: Dolls created to empower young girls by representing the beauty in diversity.
  • Inkcourage: Temporary tattoos, T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, buttons and stickers that feature words of encouragement.
  • Karalyn Street: Stylish and effortless handmade jewelry for the everyday busy woman.
  • Lush Yummies Pie Co.: Maker of butter- and fruit-filled pie cups and cookies.
  • Makamashi: Handcrafted home goods imported from Morocco including pillows, rugs, wicker baskets, lampshades, ceramic bowls, cotton towels and more.
  • Mongers’ Provisions: A collection of artisan cheeses, cured meats, locally made jam and craft chocolate bars.
  • SMPLFD: A streetwear brand that sells accessories, clothing and other merchandise.
  • The Vintage Wick: Candles made with vegan wax and displayed in vintage glassware, as well as incense.
  • Wild Little Fawns: Clothing and accessories for parents and children.
  • 3Dogs1Cat: A pet product retailer with clothing, collars, toys, snacks and more.