Rob Howard is launching his Kawartha Local Marketplace storefront (165 King Street) in downtown Peterborough with an Open House from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 3rd.
The Marketplace is an exclusively all-local emporium with an incubator element that allows aspiring product developers direct and affordable access to the buying public.
165 King Street
"I can hardly wait to open the doors of the Marketplace," Howard tells PTBOCanada. "We've been working full out for over a month now to prepare a fun, all-local shopping experience and I'm grateful for the incredible encouragement and support from our suppliers, customers and member vendors."
Kawartha Local Marketplace is devoted to promoting local producers and artisans, and in addition to carrying items from Kawartha Local suppliers, it will provide a space where local entrepreneurs can sell their wares. "The Marketplace is where shoppers are guaranteed that everything sold in the store is made right here in Peterborough & the Kawarthas,” says Howard.
Owner Rob Howard
What’s unique is that Kawartha Local offers a retail incubator for new products. For an affordable fee, local makers can become members in the Marketplace, and receive dedicated floor space and direct access to the buying public. Indeed, the Marketplace has the potential to grow and develop into a thriving local creative hub.
The public is welcome to drop by to check out the new space located at 165 King Street this Thursday at the Open House from 4 to 6 p.m.