Melrose Night Market

Join us on Small Business Saturday for a festive Night Market at Melrose!

Get into the spirit of the season with your favorite Melrose Market shops and restaurants as well as 20 local makers from Seattle Made forming a holiday bazaar in our Melrose Market Studios space.

This evening market will include live entertainment for the whole family. Melrose Night Market is the perfect opportunity to cross everyone off of your holiday shopping list while supporting independent Seattle businesses!

Three different themed gift baskets filled with local goods will be raffled out throughout the evening! All raffle proceeds benefit Seattle Made, a local non-profit.

FREE ADMISSION

MELROSE MARKET BUSINESSES:
Butter Home • Glasswing • Greenfire Products • Homegrown • Marseille • Melrose Market Studios • Rain Shadow Meats • Sea Rose Knifeworks • Sitka & Spruce • Still Liquor • Taylor Shellfish • Terra Plata

SEATTLE MAKERS curated by Seattle Made:
Louie de Coton • Firefly Kitchens, LLC • Dottyspeck • Filigree & Shadow • Britta Ambauen Jewelry • OOliva • Good King Snacking Cacao • Kitten Mittens • Irene Akio • Heidi Kunkel Fine Porcelain • Lanier’s Fine Candies • Seattle Seed Co. • Your Chef du Jour, LLC • Modern Mettle • Jonboy Caramels • Salt Blade • Mathew Porter Art • rue Sante • Laughing Elephant • GRACE GOW

ENTERTAINMENT:
Balloon Art by JR Seldon • Music by Navid Eliot & Marina Christopher • Origami Art, History, and Tutorials by Mike Berry • Trivia Puppet Company • Drawings & Poems by Requests from Anthony Carson

CHS Pics | Sea Rose Knifeworks, Japanese water stones, and leather strops at Melrose Market

As the cost of doing business on Capitol Hill keeps climbing, many of the new faces in ventures of commerce and creativity in the neighborhood make their presence felt in short-term stays and creative use of space.

Saturday, knife expert Sasha Rosenfeld brought his Sea Rose Knifeworks to Capitol Hill’s Melrose Market for a day of grinding and shaving, with knives “sharpened by hand on Japanese water stones and finished on leather strops.” Continue reading

Japanese rice balls and natural wine at Sankaku and Marseille a match made in Melrose Market

Brandin Myett and Rie Otsuka at Melrose Market (Image: Margo Vansynghel)

Strings of red paper lanterns, some emblazoned with golden Chinese characters, hang from the ceiling. In the distance, a harmonica tune floats through the late-lunch atmosphere at Melrose Market, the indoor food and design mart also home to Sitka and Spruce and Glasswing. On the white marble countertop of Marseille, a wine bar and eatery named after the French port city, three carefully crafted onigiri Japanese rice balls sit under a bell glass.

Sure, we’ve heard of fusion before, but what is going on here?

“A coincidence,” says Brandin Myett, owner of Marseille. “A Lunar New Year office party planned for February 5th got rescheduled because of the snow. We decided to leave the lanterns up in the meantime.”

Myett opened his new natural wine bar and eatery last spring. The name, he says, is just a reference to something beautiful but rough-around-the-edges, like Marseille. “The French connection is not that important.” Continue reading