Eric Adams launches first Holiday Market Village in Downtown Brooklyn

December 12, 2014 From Brooklyn Borough President's Office
Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams tries on a scarf at the inaugural Holiday Market Village in Columbus Park, which he launched with the Congress of Racial Equity (CORE), who is organizing and operating the effort. Photo Credit: Kathryn Kirk/Brooklyn BP’s Office
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Thursday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams formally launched the inaugural Holiday Market Village in Columbus Park, located in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn. The seasonal market, organized and operated by the Congress of Racial Equity (CORE), opened at the beginning of this month and will operate through Christmas Eve. Kiosk operators selling items including art, jewelry and clothing include locally-based vendors, as well as minority- and women-owned small businesses, furthering Borough President Adams’ commitment to support these enterprises. Proceeds will be used to support CORE’s work in the community.

“‘Tis the season to shop, and what better way to do it than to support local vendors right here in Downtown Brooklyn?” said Borough President Adams. “I am sure Brooklynites and visitors alike will find some great stocking stuffers at this outdoor marketplace, all while investing their dollars in small businesses that serve as the backbone of our borough.”

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“The Holiday Market Village provides Downtown Brooklyn with a unique, local holiday shopping experience,” said Brian McLaughlin, interim executive director of CORE. “Activities such as the Holiday Market Village serve as business incubators. Many of our vendors go on to open up storefronts using the knowledge and revenue gained.”


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