A section of Locust Street – from Gazebo Park to Market Street in downtown Johnstown – might become home to a bustling outdoor crafts, antiques and collectibles market on Saturdays this summer.

The events are scheduled to take place June 4 and 18, July 9 and 23, and Aug. 13 and 27 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

“We’re trying to do something to bring people downtown on a Saturday,” said one of the organizers, Vicki Truscello.

Vendors are being sought.

For the cost of a $55 peddler’s license from the city and $10 for a background check, a participant will be able to set up shop in a 12-foot spot during all six days. There are 28 zones available.

Anyone interested can contact Truscello at hammer@floodcity.net or Joe Slis, the city’s economic development specialist, at jslis@cojtwn.com.

“We have a lot of people we’ve found that are interested,” Truscello said.

Organizers hope shoppers will not only buy items from vendors, but also spend time supporting nearby businesses such as Gallina’s restaurant and Blaine Boring Chocolates.

Slis said one of the long-term goals is to “get people in the mind of going downtown.”

 

Dave Sutor is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. He can be reached at (814) 532-5056. Follow him on Twitter @Dave_Sutor.

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