NORFOLK, Va. – (May 2019) – Selden Market located at 208 E. Main Street, welcomes VisitNorfolk Visitor Center & Mermaid Market beginning on May 1 and an expansion of For All Handkind.
Visit Norfolk Visitor Center & Mermaid Market will locate inside Selden Market starting today through the summer while its existing location undergoes renovation. The VisitNorfolk Visitor Center provides tour and visitor information about Norfolk’s beautiful waterfront city. It is a state-certified visitor center providing year-round hospitality and travel counseling. Locals and visitors can receive the latest information for the best cuisine, attractions, shopping and tours. Free brochures and visitor’s guides are available, and visitor information specialists provide personalized assistance with travel needs.
The Mermaid Market sells unique, local merchandise as well as HRT Go-Passes and VDOT EZ Pass transponders. Be sure to ask about a complimentary orange mermaid lapel pin for stopping in!
For All Handkind, which was selected as an incubator tenant, will renovate and expand to include LOUD Accessories beginning May 2. The retailer is a collective featuring more than 20 artists with handmade, fair trade and locally sourced goods. For All Handkind’s mission is to support new and emerging makers and their practice by giving them a platform to sell handmade goods. Five percent of each artist’s sales goes to a charity of their choice.
Loud Accessories features jewelry and fashion accessories and was recently a winner of MacArthur Center’s Battle of the Pop Ups.
New and returning pop-ups are featured on a rotating basis at Selden Market in addition to storefront tenants. Follow Selden Market’s Facebook page for information on upcoming pop-ups and schedules.
The market’s hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10 am-5 pm and Sunday 11 am-5 pm. A list of storefront tenants can be found by visiting the Selden Market website.
Selden Market, Downtown Norfolk’s first retail incubator, is a space that inspires the small business experience, helping new and emerging businesses get established by providing leases with significantly reduced rents, short lease terms and pop-up opportunities. More established retail businesses within the market and outside serve as mentors to offer business guidance and education. Selden Market supports and encourages a relationship with small businesses and the community. Businesses can find out more and apply at seldenmarket.com/become-a-tenant/apply or email email@example.com with questions.
Selden Market is operated by Downtown Norfolk Council (DNC) a private, not-for-profit membership organization comprised of businesses and individuals working toward a dynamic, attractive and prosperous Downtown. DNC also manages the Downtown Norfolk Improvement District, a 48-block special services district with enhanced services that keep Downtown friendly, safe and spotless. Connect with Downtown Norfolk on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or visit downtownnorfolk.org.