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Pop-up marketplace comes to Parcel 5 on Sept. 9

Downtown Definitely’s Market Place, a pop-up shopping plaza in the heart of the city of Rochester, debuts on Parcel 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 9.

The event features 40 retailers with a variety of product lines, from apparel and jewelry to home décor to confections.

Free classes will be conducted between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. by creators and business owners, giving shoppers a chance to learn how to make some of the products being offered for sale.

Class hosts include: 81 Degrees Beauty Parlor & Jewelry, Elaine Schmidt Jewelry, Hive Creative Works, Jusmixit, Lorraine’s Natural Hair & Products, Pease in a Pod Treasures, The Groom Room Men’s Spa and Redemption Wellness Therapy.

Wine, beer, cider and spirit tastings will be available for free from Bellissima Organic Wine, Black Button Distilling, Citizen Cider, Glenora Wine Cellars, Great Lakes Brewing and Living Roots Wine & Co.

The participating businesses: 81 Degrees Beauty Parlor & Jewelry, Anamora Candles, Beaute Noire, BlakeRyan, Butter Me Up Body Care, CMS Aromatherapy, Designs by Val, Eastside Dog, Elaine Schmidt Jewelry, Fleet Feet, Fresh Did It, Geo Grown Rochester, Gods N Gladiators, The Groom Room Men’s Spa, Hive Creative Works, Indie Rose & Co. Boutique, Innova Girls Academy Charter School, JCD FluidArtWorks, Jusmixit, Light My Candle Co., Little Red Door, Lorraine’s Natural Hair & Products, Love, Lo Lo, Lulu & Juju, MansaWear, Nayam Ama’s Waist Beads, Pease in a Pod Treasures, Props and Pots, Redemption Wellness Therapy, Revampnation1, The Robyn’s Nest, Savvi, Self Care Essentials by Liz, Skin’d and Scalp, SmoovByNature, Sweet Treats by Momma K, TMobile, Viotea, Wanted Jem and The Xen Barkery.

Downtown Definitely is a joint initiative of Empire State Development, ROC2025, the Rochester Downtown Development Corp., Rochester Downtown Partnership and the city of Rochester that strives to grow economic vitality in downtown.

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