Some local independent businesses are banding together to open a commissary/diner/market in the Milk District [Gmap].
Names like Humble Bumble Kombucha (Facebook), Valhalla Bakery (Facebook) and the vegan food truck Dixie Dharma (Facebook), have signed on to open a cooperative general store concept that will showcase a variety of Florida-made vendors, like a gourmet kettle corn business.
There will be a commercial kitchen available for small start-ups to use to legally prep edible goods for market.
Small businesses and craftspeople will be able to rent a shelf for a flat monthly fee and keep all proceeds from their sales.
The website and Facebook weren’t operational at the time of this posting but you can keep up with the development via Instagram by follwing @marketonsouth.
They are hoping to open up in mid-May.
Sounds like a great idea. I just hope they give ALL artist a fair shot for the small business/craft people spaces and don’t end up going by a certain “look” like the lovely boutique did. There are so many handmakers in Orlando looking for affordable space to rent (shelves or bigger) to vend their wares, and when opportunities pop up it always tends to end up where the owners only want items with a certain “look” and theme to them. It then leaves out so many wonderful handmakers with no place to display and sell their items in a permanent or semi permanent place.
The address is on the instagram page, 2603 East South Street, Orlando, Fl 32803… Sounds pretty cool!
Jordan Nicole Debra Christopher
Where is this going in? The old Drop Shop space?