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This Saturday, after the Daffodil Parade, take a peek at one of downtown Tacoma’s newest markets

Post by Kathleen Cooper / The News Tribune on April 11, 2013 at 12:53 pm |
April 11, 2013 12:53 pm

For the past few months, on the second Saturday of each month, a new type of market has made its home at the north end of the downtown post office building, on the corner of South 9th and A streets.

The historic post office buliding in downtown Tacoma. Photo by Peter Haley / Staff photographer
The historic post office buliding in downtown Tacoma. Photo by Peter Haley / Staff photographer

Called “2nd Saturdayz,” the market is new to Tacoma after operating in Seattle for three years. It bills itself as a “flea market of fine tastes and curious treasures.” It’s operated by Linda Morrison, a longtime Tacoman and downtown retailing pioneer, having owned home and gift item store Frona & Zigz on South 9th Street in the early 2000s.

Between 30 and 40 vendors rotate through the market, which has a little bit of everything, including handmade items, antiques and vintage clothing. Learn more on the market’s blog, 2ndsaturdayz.blogspot.com, or follow its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/2ndSaturdayz

The market ordinarily runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but will adjust its hours this Saturday because of the Daffodil Parade. This weekend, the market is open 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5.

I’ll be at the market this Saturday, doing reporting for a longer story next week. Hope to see you there!

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