Shop-local advocates feeling a bit lost after the Red Deer Market closes for another season on Oct. 12 may find some relief at Parkland Mall.
The north Red Deer shopping centre is setting up a Mall Street Market for the second consecutive fall. Scheduled to run from Oct. 17 to 20, it will feature products from Central Alberta vendors.
“It’s a great opportunity for the community to get out and enjoy some of the fine products that the vendors in the Central Alberta region have to offer,” said Krista Dunstan, marketing director at Parkland Mall.
Plus, she added, the Mall Street Market can help new and existing businesses gain a foothold.
Customers will be able to nominate their favourite vendor for the title of Mall Street Mogul — recognition that brings with it two months of free rent at a mall kiosk, as well as business coaching from Community Futures.