Friday, May 07, 2010

Great info from the Downtown Market

Funky new downtown shopping spot (Downtown Market on S. French Broad, home of the new Amazing Savings site) has a cool newsletter, thought I'd share.


Sunday, May 9th Noon to 4pm- YUM for MUM, Ice Cream & Puppet Social -at the Downtown Market. Sponsored by Ultimate Ice Cream, hi-fi CafĂ©, Amazing Savings and the Downtown Market - Every Mother who visits on Mother's Day between Noon and 4pm receives a FREE ULTIMATE ICE CREAM CONE! Bring the kiddos to see Ellen Weiner’s Sassy's Storytime Marionette Theater show “Circus on Strings” performed at 1:30 and 3:30. Drawing for 2 great prize packages for Moms who register! AMPLE FREE PARKING is always available at The Downtown Market - 45 S. French Broad Ave. in Downtown Asheville.

Mother’s Day Weekend (5/7-5/9) is Merchant FACEBOOK Training Weekend! Have you named your business and created a fan page on FACEBOOK? This is a phenomenal way to keep in touch with your customers and the Downtown Market’s 1600++ Fans. Last week, the market’s page received almost 900 unique visitors who were tuning in to see what was going on at the Market. Merchants who post updates about their products on the DTM FACEBOOK page report more interest and questions from customers. Consider it a FREE website page for your business, a living brochure really. Post pictures of your product and you – let folks get to know you. Run special sales for your FACEBOOK fans. It only takes a few minutes to get set up a page. But maybe you feel a little unsure about the process. The Market wants to help you boost your business. If you are a current merchant (weekend of 5/7-9) and need help setting up a FACEBOOK page, we are here to help you. Beginning Friday 5/7through Sunday 5/9 (11a-4pm) – Pepper and Josiah will be on hand to work personally with you to help set up your fan page and get your first “biz” post up on the DTM FACEBOOK page. Simply check in that weekend and schedule a 30 minute session. We’ll even make sure your booth is covered during your appointment! Come prepared with your business name/email address, photos on a CD or jump drive and, if possible, your own computer, though that is not required. If you are not going to be a merchant during Mother’s Day weekend, don’t fret…we are going to help you too! Stay tuned for more details about a Thursday evening TBD in May when you can attend a special 5-7pm seminar providing training on setting up FACEBOOK pages. But if you are a current merchant, DON’T wait! Let’s get your business cooking the weekend of 5/7-5/9.If you already have a page, fan up with us at:!/pages/Asheville-NC/The-Downtown-Market/159681789918?ref=ts

Saturday, May 22, 2010, 11am-Noon, The Downtown Market and Heaven’s Rain Boys & Girls presents…Pediatric Homeopathy - A Better Way. Dr. Cornelia Franz, a board certified pediatrician, born and raised in Asheville and author of the bestselling book “Common Sense Pediatrics, Combining Alternative and Traditional Medicine in Everyday Practice” will present a one hour seminar helping parents to understand children’s health from different perspectives, providing broader and more body-friendly choices and resources for restoring harmony and balance….good health. Tickets are $10 prepaid and $15 at the door on day of the event. To reserve your seat call: 828-273-4478 or on line In addition to Dr. Franz’s presentation, our very own Rosiland Whiteley of Heaven Rains, as well as staff Allergy Specialist for Asheville Integrative Medicine, will share a brief presentation entitled “Allergy Drops vs. Allergy Shots, discussing alternative treatments for food and inhalant allergies. Don’t miss this exciting and information presentation!

Friday, May 23, 2010 at 5PM - May Merchant Meeting and Potluck . Everyone who has or will sell in the market is welcome. Bring your favorite dish to share like veggies, fruit, dips & chips, salads, desserts, etc – the more food, the merrier! Market will provide drinks, plates, napkins & silverware. We will be establishing Committees to help coordinate YOUR ideas for making the Market a better place for merchants AND shoppers. Find out what’s coming up and how you can make a difference.

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND (5/28-5/30) - The Eclectic Flea Market GRAND OPENS - - First 40 FLEA MARKET tables will lease for $10 on Saturday, May 29th. Meet Ms. Flearena, the Market’s Eclectic Flea, who will be here to greet the kids with candy and prizes. Tell everyone you know to start cleaning out their closets, the cabinets, the storage unit, the shed, the garage or the basement! Then grab a table at the Market and make some summer spending money. Buddy up with friends to share a booth and sell the whole weekend!

Saturday 6/5 10a-5pm Jump, Jivin’ Children’s Street Festival at the Downtown Market - A fun-filled Children's street festival (rain or shine) introducing Ms. Flearena, the Market’s eclectic flea and featuring shows by Ro-Bone the clown, Sassy’s Marionette Puppet Theater, along with exhibitions of jump ropin’, dancin', hoola-hoopin’ and join in for the Children’s Bazaar Percussion March up to the Grove Arcade and back. Fun prizes, about a ton of Ultimate Ice Cream and lots of good eats. A day of great fun, rain or shine! FREE PARKING at the Downtown Market, 45 S. French Broad Ave in downtown Asheville. More details on the web at

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