VIDEOS: Meet the small businesses vending in the Holiday Market at The Globe Store in Scranton Dec. 2-4
While practically everyone in Northeastern Pennsylvania is excited to see the old Globe Store in downtown Scranton lit up and open to shoppers again this weekend, it’s much more important to support the stores that are actually open and active year-round that will be participating in ScrantonMade’s fourth annual Holiday Market in The Globe Dec. 2-4.
With malls and big department store chains putting places like The Globe Store out of business, things have come full circle this year as that same building, which is now the Lackawanna County Government Center, will be home to 140 vendors selling their locally made wares on Friday from 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Scranton filmmaker, director, and producer Lindsay Barrasse and David Corigliano of Voyager Video created a series of Holiday Market Spotlight videos that feature interviews with some of the many small business owners participating this year, which she has allowed NEPA Scene to repost. Be sure to stop by their tables this weekend – then visit them throughout the rest of the year because small businesses like these are what truly keeps our local economy going.
Ashley Paschke of The Post Home and Body:
Valerie Kiser of Valerie Kiser Design:
Sal Maiolatesi of Maiolatesi Wine Cellars:
Danielle Fleming of NOTE Fragrances:
Patricia Dickert-Nieves and Gregory Nieves of Terra Preta Restaurant:
Watch some older videos looking back at the history of The Globe Store here.
by Rich Howells
Rich is an award-winning journalist, longtime blogger, adequate photographer, podcast co-host, and practicing poet. He is the founder and editor of NEPA Scene.