The Market 301, the pop-up shopping event, is back this weekend, this time in two places over two days. On Friday, vendors will set up in the market’s regular home at Manchester Music Hall, 899 Manchester Street. On Saturday, the event moves to The Summit at Fritz Farm at Nicholasville Road and Man o’ War Boulevard.
Launched in 2015 by Love, Lexington blogger Mindy Rohr, the Market 301 started with 10 local vendors and now offers more than 30 artisans and boutiques. Rohr moved to Birmingham, Ala., in 2016, and she now is a marketing manager with Bayer Properties, developer of The Summit.
Rohr, who remains a part of the Market 301, travels back to Lexington regularly and will be here this weekend for the event’s debut at the new mixed-use development. “With me coming home, I thought it would be a great time to test it out,” she said.
The Market 301 is open 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday at Manchester Music Hall and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at The Summit at Fritz Farm. Admission is free.
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Vendors will include The Red House, Nikki Cummings Jewelry, Pet Wants Lex, Granola Culture, Shop 20 Something, Popcorn Paradise, Miss Molly Vintage, Southern Drawl Creations, Blush Box Co., Lela Ray Jewelry, Wixology, Designs by Ali Rose, Kentucky Lily, and Maui Crane Designs.
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▪ The Morris Book Shop, the beloved independent book store that closed in January, will return for one day only for a big sale, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Smiley Pete Publishing, 434 Old Vine Street.
“We’re calling it our epilogue, because we’re huge nerds,” the shop’s former owner Wyn Morris said in an email. Thousands of books in all genres will be at least 75 percent off regular retail prices. You’ll find children’s books, cookbooks, titles by Kentucky authors, history, fiction, mystery and sci-fi.
▪ The shops of the Woodland Triangle will host Twilight in the Triangle from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. The evening will include sales, vendors, food trucks and a dog costume contest. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Paws 4 the Cause and the Lexington Humane Society.
The Woodland Triangle includes shops and businesses along Woodland Avenue, High Street and Maxwell Street. Stores include Black Market, Bluetique, Serendipity Boutique, and Calypso. For a complete list of participants, check out the Facebook event page.
▪ Save 50 percent off clearance items at the spring/summer sale at Carl Meyers, 111 Clay Avenue, starting Monday.
▪ The Locust Grove Antiques Market is 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane in Louisville. Merchandise will include 18th-century china, mid-century modern jewelry, and rare and collectible books. Locustgrove.org.
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