DISCOVERIES ACTION TEAM NEWS
To further explore the market for centralized, group selling, Los Alamos County’s Discoveries Action Team is working with The Family YMCA to host a “Little Shops” pop-up vending event in the Y’s gymnasium for two Saturdays in conjunction with the holidays. Vendor registration is now open at The Family YMCA, 1450 Iris Street, and is limited to the first 47 to register.
The Y is hosting the sales event on November 30 (Small Business Saturday) and December 7 (Los Alamos WinterFest) at a cost of $25 for both days if vendors supply their own tables, or $40 if the Y provides the tables. The cost is not discounted if a vendor cannot attend both days. Sales run from 9 am-4 pm, each Saturday, with set-up starting at 8 am.
While the event is aimed at helping local vendors gather selling data, registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and is open to anyone interested.
Vendor fees will support the Y’s financial assistance program, and go toward advertising this event.
The space provided for the cost will be 6 feet by 8 feet. Wall space and several electric outlets are available for vendors. Vendors needing more space can register for two spaces. Participation will require vendors to complete a final sales report and questionnaire for data collection.
This pop-up sale is also open for up to food trucks at a cost of $25.
Performers, buskers, group or solo acts may also register to perform for an hour in the Y’s gymnasium for free and may solicit tips. Performers should also register at the Y.