We’ve been thinking of this weekend’s Melrose Market Street Festival as a kind of grand opening for the indie-powered food, drink and shopping destination. It’s also the penultimate Capitol Hill street festival of the ‘summer’ — next week’s Pearl Apartments-sponsored block party will be the big finale. Here’s what the market has to celebrate. Details on the street party, below.
- A dedicated locavore and seasonal chef is ready to serve you or pour you a glass
- The butcher is in place
- The cheese is delicious
- The flower shop is adorable
- The sandwiches are sustainable
- They’ve got on-street bike parking
- There’s shopping to be done
- And, now, the cornerstone restaurant space is back in motion again
By the way, you might consider stopping by the festival early to do some shopping as organizers are planning to involve a few local vendors, listed below. They’ll be offering their goods starting at 10 AM. There’s also the regular Broadway farmers market to round out your shopping list starting at 11 AM at Thomas and 10th.
The Melrose Market Street Festival will take place on Melrose Avenue between Pike and Pine streets on Sunday, September 12th, 2010. The festivities begin at 10:00am and end at 8:00pm. This is a family event offering something for everyone.
Don’t forget to bring your reusable shopping bags to this event because the festivities will kick off with area farmers selling their locally-grown organic edibles from 10AM to 3PM. Participating farmers include: Finnriver Organic Produce and Grains, Sweet as a Bee Honey, Oxbow Farms, Marigold and Mint, Tonnemaker Hill Organic Farm, and others.
Updated Event Info:
Join us at 12:00 Noon for the BBQ with a grill manned by Sitka & Spruce chef Matt Dillon.
Sonic Boom Records provides entertainment with a band lineup that includes:
New Roman Times @ 1:00pm
Ghost of Kyle Bradford @ 3:00pm
Head Like A Kite @ 5:00pm
Between these great live acts will be fashion shows by Velouria Boutique & Gallery showcasing the area’s hippest designers. Refreshments, nibbles and fresh local products are offered by Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches, Marigold & Mint flowers and produce, The Calf & Kid cheeses, and Rain Shadow Meats. Grown-up libations will be offered by Bar Ferd’nand, Still Liquor, and at the outdoor beer garden, whose proceeds will benefit Seattle Tilth and their Seattle Youth Garden Works Program. For the young and old alike, our Pine Street neighbor Molly Moon will be on site with her ice cream truck.
The block will be closed to traffic for the day so that people can come out to play, shop and meet their neighbors.