First and foremost, The Market offers small local retailers and makers the opportunity to lease an affordable retail space to showcase their products. This cooperative retail space promotes small business in the community and provides a convenient shop for retail customers for clothing, gifts, and home decor. With the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, retailers have faced challenges like never before.
For many small retailers, traditional brick and mortar stores are much too costly and not a viable business model. Cooperative retail spaces allow these retailers an option for a brick and mortar location without the cost of high building leases, overhead, staff expenses, etc.