MUSKEGON, MI – Tiny shops in downtown Muskegon known as Western Market will open next week with new and returning vendors.
The 17 “chalets” lining West Western Avenue between First and Second streets are owned by the city of Muskegon. They debuted six years ago with the dual purpose of filling empty space on the city’s main street and serving as retail and restaurant incubators.
Just steps from the Muskegon Farmers Market, the Western Market chalets beckon shoppers especially on market days and during the city’s festivals.
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Western Market will open for the season on Saturday, May 28, with live music to help celebrate from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Shop hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. They also will have special hours during community events, when cruise ships are in port and during the holiday season.
“This is our most diverse year as far as the variety of food, goods, and the uniqueness of each chalet’s individual offerings,” Muskegon City Clerk, Ann Meisch said in a prepared statement. “I’m excited to see these chalets continue to provide a one-of-a-kind shopping and eating experience for all visitors.”
Here are this year’s occupants of Western Market:
Amory Boutique — A boutique with women’s clothing and jewelry.
Blue Pineapple Café – Hawaiian-inspired baked goods and dried fruits.
Jeremy Church – Muskegon-based photographer.
Maggie’s Gourmet Foods & Gifts — Gourmet foods, gift baskets and Michigan souvenirs.
MELT Gourmet Sandwiches – “Hand crafted, chef inspired, heady sandwiches.”
Modish – Men’s and women’s boutique clothing and jewelry.
MOMs – Marge’s Outstanding Meat and Snacks – Assortment of snacking meats, cheeses and crackers, sweets, Blood Mary supplies, serving ware and gifts other snacks.
Modish Boutique – Trendy clothing and accessories, especially summer wear, for men and women.
Muskegon Inspired – Home décor and jewelry with Muskegon and nautical inspiration.
NOVA Super Natural Bakery — Hand crafted chocolates, pastries and baked goods that are soy and gluten free.
P & J Unlimited – Purses, cross-body bags, jewelry, caps and accessories.
Port Citees – Custom-designed T-shirts, hats, mugs and more featuring artwork that highlights West Michigan, the Great Lakes, Muskegon and Michigan.
RenMarie Boutique – Unique designer clothing for women and girls.
She’s Divine Cuisine – Restaurant quality meals.
Soap Dude Cosmetics – Organic skincare products for men and women.
Teaologie LLC – Gourmet teas and serving ware.
Wags to Britches – Earth friendly pet supplies with a focus on dogs and horses.
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