Market in Mayfair features local vendors and weekend pop-ups

Shopping centre in Victoria features Vancouver Island businesses

There’s more of Mayfair — 100,000 square feet more — to explore.

Outside the Victoria shopping centre, two additional levels of rooftop parking have expanded to 2,030 parking spots. With new guest services and more bathrooms, general manager Laura Poland said they’ve been able to improve access and flow. The highlight, however, lies in the centre.

“We have a space in the middle, really in the heart of the shopping centre, that we built the connect market,” Poland said. “We gathered together a collection of curated local vendors.”

READ MORE: Mayfair celebrates renovation finish with a fashion show

From Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, the market-style space will feature seven Island-based vendors. Victoria’s Bru Bike, Flux and Stone’s hand-crafted jewelry and Fired Up! will join the area. From Ucluelet and Tofino, Pina Styles will bring West Coast art-inspired clothing. Esquimalt’s Rootside tempts the taste buds with cocktails made of locally grown ingredients. Sugar Sandwich Designs and Salt Spring Island Candle Co. will also be offering their goods for sale.

On the weekends, pop-up vendors will also join the market.

“We’ve created this really unique and inviting, bright and open market-type atmosphere,” Poland said. “We hope customers will, of course, browse and shop, but can sit and relax. It’s sort of a gathering space as we go through the Christmas season.”

While the space is earmarked to eventually become a permanent store, Poland said they would consider keeping the market open in 2019.

The much-anticipated Indigo will open “imminently,” Poland said, adding it would definitely be ready for the holiday season.

READ MORE: First stores open in Victoria’s expanded Mayfair shopping centre


@KeiliBartlett
keili.bartlett@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Federal government actions hurt Sooke hatchery fundraising efforts

Funding denial comes on the heels of fishing closures

SD62 student places third in province-wide French competition

12-year-old Sasha Zandieh won third with a speech on poet Pablo Neruda

Jesse Roper learns to create fire in the wild, in Sacred Knowledge web series

Ragnarock Studios production shares primitive skills with Islanders

Island athlete goes from hoop dreams to icy track

Cyrus Gray hopes to punch his ticket to Olympics in bobsleigh

Oak Bay researcher’s Canadian English dictionary goes to print

How an unknown American hobbyist sparked a Canadian dictionary

Police release photos of suspect in daytime sex assault at Vancouver woman’s home

A young woman, in hers 20s, was followed home by the man, before he violently attacked her inside

Raptors beat Bucks 100-94 to advance to franchise’s first-ever NBA Finals

Leonard has 27 points, 17 boards to lead Toronto past Milwaukee

Third person charged in death of B.C. teen Bhavkiran Dhesi

Inderdeep Kaur Deo facing charge of accessory after the fact to murder

Kamloops girl, 9, recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning now out of ICU

Her mother who was sleeping in the same tent with her did not survive

‘I think he’s still alive’: B.C. mom pleads for help finding son last seen a month ago

Family offering $5,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of Tim Delahaye

New poll suggests one-third don’t want politicians to wear religious symbols

Local politicians shouldn’t be allowed to wear hijabs, crucifixes or turbans on the job, survey suggests

Raptors fans far from home adjust plans to watch pivotal playoff game

Raptors currently lead the playoff series 3-2, and a win Saturday would vault them into NBA finals

PHOTOS: First responders in Fernie rescue baby owl who fell from nest

The baby owl’s inability to fly back to its nest prompted a rescue by first responders

Five takeaways from the Court of Appeal ruling on B.C.’s pipeline law

It’s unclear how many tools are left in B.C.’s toolbox to fight the project

Most Read