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Market On The Green off to nice start

By Van Wade

The Orange Leader

 

It’s that time of the year to look for those perfect Christmas gifts and there is no doubt that Market On The Green is a tremendous place to go, not only for those unique Christmas items, but gifts year-around.

Market On The Green just opened last week on Black Friday and has 10 vendors as of the middle of this week.

The quaint building has plenty of room to venture around, with rooms galore, to look and buy so many unique items.

Market On The Green is located at 1009 Green Ave. right across the street from the Orange Chamber of Commerce and The Orange Leader and is right next door to the Paul Clayton Law Offices.

Jana Callahan and Lisa Kemp had the great idea to get things going and they had a solid opening week.

Vivien Hubbard runs Custom Crochet & Gifts inside the venue and loves the location and the vendors she is sharing space with.

“It was such an awesome idea and to see it come true is awesome,” said Hubbard, a 1980 LC-M graduate. “I remember when Orange was booming in this part of a town when I was a kid, so this is so nice to be a part of. We just want to see this place grow and grow.”

Sam Bilbo, a long-time area resident, plans to stay quite busy with her beautiful room called This and That. 

This and That features beautiful wreaths and wall ornaments that will definitely catch people’s eye.

“I just love being artsy and creating wreaths is so much fun for me,” said Bilbo. “There are things in here that people can love for the rest of their lives. I think this is really going to take off for all of us and I look forward to seeing all of our friends and people across the area to come in and see what everyone here has to offer.”

Paty’s Cake Balls has a nice room that is a treat.

There are plenty of great smells in the Scentsy room. 

K & K Soaps & Such room offers plenty of soap varieties and such along with bath bombs.

There is also Rustic and Lace and Craftin’ with Nonnie that offers a wide range of options for customers.

There are plenty of “sweet” clothing items in Two Boys and a Saylor and for those wanting their “jewelry fix” then Lani Angel’s Accessories is a perfect option.

Market On The Green remains a work in progress as there are several more rooms open for prospective vendors.

“We are still looking for more vendors, whether it be full-time vendors or monthly vendors,” said Hubbard. “Jan (Callahan) and Lisa (Kemp) have done a wonderful job of getting everything set up for all of us. The more people we can get to set up here and the more visitors that come and see us, the merrier it will be.”

Currently, Market On The Green is open for business Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.