Pittsburgh Public Market Vendor Opportunities and Open House

For Immediate Release

Pittsburgh, Pa, July 17, 2015 – Pittsburgh Public Market is seeking full time, non food vendors to become a part of our Market community.  Pittsburgh Public Market provides an economic opportunity for low-cost retail space for local farmers, service based businesses, artisans, purveyors, and specialty food producers, for whom traditional retail options provide real barriers.  Pittsburgh Public Market is seeking non food vendors and service based businesses to join our top notch culinarians. With the opening of The Market kitchen, we have experienced a true food boom here at the market. We are now on a waitlist for food based businesses, although our shared use commercial kitchen is still accepting applications for membership. If you are a product specific, or service based local business, please join us at our Potential Vendor Open House on July 30th at 5:30 to learn more about our competitive, all inclusive license agreement packages, staff support, and incredible small business community.

Benefits

  • Utilities and services taken care of by management, so you can focus on building your business.
  • Low-cost, low-risk space in one of Pittsburgh’s biggest retail areas – the Strip District
  • Ability to be in a larger branded marketplace
  • Co-located with other small business entrepreneurs
  • Ability to design your own space within our design guidelines
  • Onsite management staff that handles general building services, upkeep of all common areas, and ongoing programming in the Market’s community space
  • Onsite shared use commercial kitchen, The Market Kitchen.
  • Access to outdoor space from May through October
  • Over 165,000 visitors annually, and growing

Management

Pittsburgh Public Market is a nonprofit organization with the mission to:

  • Preserve the historic character of the Strip
  • Provide healthy food and nutrition education to the community and surrounding region
  • Support entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Cultivate a public space that fosters social interaction and celebrates Pittsburgh’s culture and diversity

“It can take 1-5 years for a small business to turn a profit but I’ve been able to do so in just 7 months because of the low startup cost of becoming a merchant at Pittsburgh Public Market and the built-in customer base.”

-Tarina Visone

Owner, Mind Body Essentials

“In just over 6 months, I’ve outgrown my space at Pittsburgh Public Market and expanded to double the size. I wouldn’t have been able to do that without the low operating cost, the cross promotion that occurs between merchants, and the knowledge that each individual business owner brings to the table and shares within the Market.”

-Eliza Jane Bowman

Owner, Eliza’s Oven

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Alyssa Davis at (412)281-4505 or email at alyssahavelka.ppm@gmail.com.

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