Ardmore, PA, March 20, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Clover Market, recently named a “Best Vintage Sale” for the second year in a row by Flea Market Style Magazine, launches its fourth season on Sunday, April 14 from 10-5 PM, rain or shine, in downtown Ardmore. The other spring dates are May 19, and June 9, with the fall 2013 dates to be announced shortly. The Market is located in the municipal parking lot closest to 12 E. Lancaster Ave. and in Cricket Terrace and the adjacent parking lot behind Rittenhouse Electric.
Each of the spring Markets will feature over 100 carefully selected vendors with antiques, finely handcrafted items, up-cycled items and architectural salvage, affordable original art, and vintage clothing and jewelry. There are 140 total vendors participating across all three spring Markets, and the season includes 30 first-time vendors. The confirmed vendors with their participating dates can be found on the Market website and Pinterest page.
“We received the largest number of applications ever this season, and we are once again sold out with a long waitlist for all three Markets. I continue to be amazed by the incredible talent in the region and by the enthusiastic support from vendors and customers,” said founder Janet Long. “I hope that many of the customers who joined us at our January winter Market in Philadelphia, our first ever, will come back to see twice the number of vendors in a great outdoor setting.”
Several Ardmore restaurants will be providing food onsite, 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 in the parking lot behind Rittenhouse Electric. The Market is a family-friendly event (with free kids crafts provided each Market), and well-behaved, leashed dogs are warmly welcomed. “The Market is such a fun gathering place with an amazing creative energy,” says Long.
There is no admission, and parking is free in all locations in Ardmore on Sundays. An additional free customer parking lot at the corner of Lancaster Ave. and Ardmore Ave. (just a short walk due west of the Market) will be available again courtesy of Rite Aid. Customers must have their hands stamped at the Clover Market information tent to receive the free parking at that lot upon exit. A map of the other nearby municipal parking lots, as well as all of the Market FAQ's, can be found on the Market website.
Customers are encouraged to walk, bike, or take the Paoli/Thorndale line to the Market if they can. “We are 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, "so it's a very easy trip to make."
The Market is sponsored by Main Line Media News, Main Line Parent Magazine, and Main Line Today Magazine, and is produced in cooperation with the Ardmore Initiative. Volunteer support is provided by the Six:Eight Community Church, and professional photography is provided by Carrie Hill Photography.