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“Local Gem and a Variety of Vendors”

The Rust Belt Market
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Ferndale
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Voted "Best Place to Buy Original Art and Local Craft" by HOUR Detroit magazine, The Rust Belt Market is the intersection of creativity and business. Its founders transformed a vacant big-box store into an event venue and hub of 50+ independent retailers-offering a unique mix of goods both handmade and collected by local artists. Explore and leave inspired.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Plymouth, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Local Gem and a Variety of Vendors”
Reviewed December 24, 2013

Let us start off by emphasizing that you DO NOT have to be a hipster to enjoy this compact conglomeration of local entrepreneurs. Yes, some of the wares are a little expensive but there is plenty of affordable stuff here. Lots of vintage clothing,( the kind of clothing my daughter is loving), delectable palate ticklers, jewelry, woodcarvings, Speedcult steel designs and it is all indoors. Love the idea of buying local. Combine a trip here with some Ferndale eateries and make a day of it. A BIG go to place in my book.

Visited December 2013
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Ferndale, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Something for everyone”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

Pick up a gift for a friend, your mom, your significant other or maybe yourself! Browse all the booths for new quirky items or maybe something vintage. There's art, there's handmade soap and lotions, there's t-shirts, home decor & more! Don't forget to pick up a coffee or some beans from the amazing Henrietta Haus coffee roasters. YUM.

Visited November 2013
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Royal Oak, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Why havent I gone sooner?”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

This place is so cool! Lots of neat vendors under one roof on the weekends. I went one Sunday afternoon with my daughter and had such a great time. We ended up with a few great finds for bargain prices. There is art, jewelry, clothing, soaps and creams, food, vintage artifacts and housewares, plants and much more. I cant wait to return!

Visited October 2013
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Detroit, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and vendors”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

I like the variety of vendors offering unique items. I like the grab a cup of coffee and a slice of pie from differengt vendors as I browse and shop. There's live music at times which is fun.

Visited September 2012
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Ferndale, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2013

This is such a wonderful place to visit. So many very creative items. There are wonderful people here and they do take the time to tell you about their works of art. It's very difficult not to spend money here.

You'll see rows of artistic vendors. Items are available in all price ranges. Friday nights are fantastic and that's when I usually go as I combine a meal with this terrific experience. Try to go through the front door so you can see the signage outdoors. You'll also see information about upcoming events there.

What I like most about this venue is that it changes constantly and I feel that the place never gets old. I visit the Rust Belt monthly. This is such an inspirational place. Some items are vintage, some original art, some brand new. Whether you go alone or with others, you'll enjoy the experience.

Double check the open times. There's plenty of lighting. There is a big parking lot. Cash. Check. Credit Card accepted.

Visited December 2012
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