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October 25, 2013

Street party to promote new businesses

VIDOR — Saturday’s street party is more than a community event. It is more like a “get to know your new businesses and celebrate Halloween” event.

Triangle Trade Days, located in Lakewood Mall at 500 South St. in Vidor, is inviting the public to attend its first ever Street Party starting at noon, Saturday, Oct. 26 and lasting until midnight. The event is free of charge.

According to Vanessa Kilmer, manager of Triangle Trade Days, the street party is a multi-purpose event.

“A lot of people do not realize there are several new businesses at Lakewood Mall in Vidor, or that even Triangle Trade Days is being held every month,” Kilmer said. “We are trying to draw attention to these businesses, and to Triangle Trade Days, by holding this community event this weekend.”

Triangle Trade Days is a monthly flea market-style event, very similar to the more popular Winnie Trade Days and Orange Trade Days, which features various types of vendors offering crafts and goods. The event is still in its early developing stages and growing.

Lakewood Mall is a small shopping center located approximately one mile east of Vidor along the Interstate 10 service road, also known as South Street. The shopping center has been the home to New York Pizza and Pasta for approximately four years, but now has several other businesses located there as well.

Recent additions include the Vidor Chamber of Commerce, which relocated its main office to the shopping center from Main Street, as well as Layla’s Fine Jewelry and Kilpatrick’s Barrels and Bling. It is also the location of French Quarter Bar and Grill, the first such business to open in Vidor since the passing of its special election allowing for the sale and serving of alcoholic beverages in November 2011.

“Both restaurants are generating business here at Lakewood Mall, but a lot of the foot traffic out here is in the evening and on weekends,” Kilmer added.

Kilmer said this Saturday’s street party, in conjunction with Triangle Trade Days, will have 26 vendors participating, including several selling outside concessions, such as Wings to Go, Rudy’s Kabobs, Woogies sandwiches, and the Rolling Rooster among others.

The street party will feature a costume contest for children during the afternoon, and possibly another later in the evening for adults. Children will also be able to collect candy during the afternoon.

“We are definitely making it a kid-friendly environment during the day,” Kilmer stated. “We want it to be fun for the whole family.”

Live music will start at approximately 4 p.m., Saturday, and feature performances by Kollider, Rob Copeland and the Dirt Road Band, and Mixx Fixxer. There will also be a beer tent to purchase adult beverages.

Triangle Trade Days is typically held on the last weekend of each month and is open from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday. For the street party weekend, Triangle Trade Days will operate under special hours by matching the street party hours on Saturday and opening from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27.

“We would like to see this become an annual event, but we have to get some awareness for these businesses first and we hope this Saturday’s street party will do that.”

Call Kilmer at 409-673-8982 for more information.

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