Shopping in Downtown Muskegon will expand by leaps and bounds this summer!

It is only second season for 'Pop-up Shops' in Muskegon but it promises to be a great one! Western Market has grown from their inaugural year adding 5 new "mini storefronts".

I have never heard of Pop-up shops until today and the idea is great! According to bigcommerce.com a"pop-up" shop is...

a temporary storefront space operated by an online merchant. Pop-up stores have become more prevalent in recent years and continue to grow in popularity.

What a great way to get to know all the stores you shop online, by meeting (and of course shopping) in person!

Mlive.com reported that there are 5 new mini storefronts opening this season and you can find them all at 307 W. Western Ave.

New retailers are: 

  • B Unique: Headbands, hats, ponchos, and scarves for women and children.
  • Dune & Sky Gallery: Fine art gallery focused on paintings and sculptures with photography and glass mosaics arriving soon.
  • Halaula Hawaiian Ice Shake: Offering Hawiian shaved ice with ice cream and various toppings, including coconut. The original location is in Ferrysburg.
  • Happy Hands Woodworking: Selection of home essentials made of wood.
  • Pound Buddies: Pet boutique with every pet essential. Adoptable dogs will also be on site. Proceeds will benefit Pound Buddies.
  • Seaway Tours: Segways and electric scooters available to rent for touring downtown Muskegon.
  • Shane Rodarte Art: Watercolor paintings with working artist on site.
  • Village Baker: Locally-sourced homemade baked goods including pretzels, scones, breads, jellies and more. The original location is in Spring Lake.

Returning retailers are: 

  • Abeshi: West African/Ghanaian jewelry, accessories, artwork and food.
  • Bodhi Tree Market: Eco-friendly and fair-trade items such as clothing, home decor, jewelry, handmade noodles and cold-pressed juice.
  • Gems Near The Lakeshore: Jewelry, popcorn, old-fashion candies, totes, home essentials and Ice Box Brand Ice Cream.
  • Maggie's Gourmet Foods & Gifts: Michigan made foods, candies and souvenirs.
  • Muskegon Inspired: Michigan- and Muskegon-inspired signs, jewelry, t-shirts and mugs.
  • Port City Dry Goods: Sili pints, which are 100 percent food-grade silicone drinkware, and miscellaneous everyday items.
  • Skee Tees by Y-Knot Embroidery: Muskegon and Lake Michigan apparel, from shirts and sweatshirts, to water bottles and beach towels.
  • Tatterweave: Hand-crafted fiber arts, herbal crafts, wearable art, dried florals, handspun yarn and seasonal items.

Retailers that are permanent residence after being a 'Pop-Up Shop':

  • Baby Bears Children's Boutique: will open inside the Century Club Shops.
  • Morat's Bakery: is working towards a permanent location.

Opening day (May 26th) hours will be 9 am to 3 pm (plus they have a bounce house from 10 am to 2pm, very cool). After that the shops hours will be The shops will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and all cruise ship and festival days.

See you there!

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