Clover Market Fall Opening Day Sunday 9/16/12 Featuring 100+ Vendors with Art, Antiques, Vintage & Handmade Items

Ardmore, PA, September 05, 2012 --( The Clover Market, recently named a “Best Vintage Sale” by Flea Market Style Magazine, launches its third fall season on Sunday, September 16 from 10-5 PM, rain or shine, in downtown Ardmore. The other fall dates are Oct. 14, and Nov. 4, with 2013 dates to be announced.

The Market is located in the municipal parking lot at 12 E. Lancaster Ave, also known as Schauffele Plaza. Vendors are also located along Cricket Terrace and in the parking lot behind Rittenhouse Electric, both of which are adjacent to the main parking lot.

Each of the three fall Markets will feature over 100 carefully selected vendors, and the season as a whole includes 36 new sellers to the market. The confirmed vendors are listed on the website and are represented visually as a group on the Market’s Pinterest page.

“We are sold out with a long waitlist for all three Markets, and are maxed out in terms of the possible space we can use,” said Janet Long, the founder of the Market. “Clover is the only market of its kind in our area which combines antiques, vintage, and handmade items. I continue to be amazed by the depth of talent represented by our vendors and know that our customers will be blown away by the quality and variety of items we have.”

Several Ardmore restaurants will be providing food, including Brulee Bakery, Carlino’s Specialty Foods and Catering, Cupcakes Gourmet, Firinji, Hummus Restaurant, Jack McShea’s, Melt Down Grilled Cheese, and New Hope Premium Fountain. Food vendors will be located indoors at the corner of the main lot and Cricket Terrace.

Clover is designed as a family-friendly event, with The Main Line Art Center, Main Line School Night and Sweet Mabel providing free kids’ crafts throughout the season. It is also pet-friendly, with well-behaved, leashed dogs warmly welcomed. “I love that this has become such a vibrant gathering place and a way for people to meaningfully support independent craftspeople and creative small business owners from all around the region,” says Long.

The Market does not charge admission and is open to the public, and parking is free in all locations in Ardmore on Sundays. New this year is an additional customer parking lot at the corner of Lancaster Ave. and Ardmore Ave. (just a short walk due west of the Market) which is being provided courtesy of Rite Aid. A map of the other nearby municipal parking lots can be found on the Market website in the FAQ’s section.

Customers are encouraged to walk, bike, or take the Paoli/Thorndale line to the Market if they can. “We are literally just steps from the Ardmore train station – and most of our vendors offer delivery options for larger pieces – so it’s a great, and green, way to get there. We’re just 20 minutes by train from the city,” says Long.

The Market is sponsored by Main Line Media News, Main Line Parent, and Main Line Today, and is produced in cooperation with the Ardmore Initiative. Volunteer support is provided by the Six:Eight Community Church, and photography is provided by Carrie Hill Photography.
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Janet Long