Have you heard of Strongwater? It’s at 400 W. Rich Street and is an old warehouse in Franklinton that is a bar/restaurant with space to host events. They host the Made Local Marketplace from time to time & I finally got to go to it last weekend with the boyfriend. It was so cool! I had been meaning to explore Franklinton because we talk about that area a lot when we discuss city planning in the Columbus area. The community is supposed to face some revitalization over the next few years . We went to the Made Local Marketplace last time when they hosted it at Polaris, but were only there briefly. I liked this set-up much more because something felt weird about hosting an event that supports local vendors & artists in a shopping mall all spread out. I ended up buying two pieces of jewelry from Red Giraffe Designs (here is her Etsy link). I purchased a silver fox ring & light pink rose earrings (I am building up my earring collection since I got my ears pierced in May & can finally take them out in a couple weeks!). These were my second & third purchases from her, I also bought an “Ohio is for lovers” necklace from her when she had booth at the Grandview Hop in May.
Photos of the vendors at the Made Local Marketplace
My outfit for the event
I love graffiti! We found some cool pieces around Strongwater
I will definitely go back to Franklinton to explre sometime soon. I also plan to go back to 400 W. Rich Street to attend another event or try out the new coffee shop! Have you ever been there?