BC Cargo
Discover all that BC Cargo has to offer! The BC Cargo Pop Up Shop Marketplace was created as a launch pad for entrepreneurs seeking to open a business in Battle Creek, Michigan
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About the Marketplace

BC Cargo is a seasonal pop-up shop marketplace comprised of seven recycled shipping containers retrofitted to create an area to eat, shop, relax, and enjoy the vibrancy of downtown Battle Creek. BC Cargo is located on city-owned property at 35 W. Hamblin Avenue in the parking lot of Full Blast and is managed by staff members of the Small Business Development Fund of the City of Battle Creek.

BC Cargo launched in the Spring of 2018 and includes a collective of new small businesses run by local entrepreneurs desiring to launch or grow a business in the Battle Creek market. The marketplace provides an affordable cost to market entry and supports merchants with wrap-around services to nurture development and growth.

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Merchants

Who are our merchants? What are they selling, and what are their stories? Find out here!

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Pop-Up Vendors

Are you interested in selling at BC Cargo, but not ready to commit to the full season? Consider being a pop-up vendor – more information here!

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Frequently Asked Questions

When are we open? Where are we located? What do we have to offer? Find the answers to all your questions here!

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Past Events

Plant-based BBQ Party

Join the vegan community at BC Cargo for a specially plated comfort food celebration for one evening only!
BBQ tempeh “ribs” (GF)
BBQ soy curls (GF)
Potato salad (GF)
Mac n cheeze OR Baked beans (GF)
Dessert brownie

$12.95
Grab a second plate for around half off!
Kids pricing too.

Support 100% plant-based businesses and enjoy new foods!

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Cafe Rica's 2nd Annual Anniversary Celebration

Cafe Rica will be turning 2 years old in September. To celebrate we would like to invite everyone to the celebration. There will be food, entertainment, and music provided. There also might be a few surprises up our sleeves. So come out and celebrate with us, we would love to see all of you that have shown support over the years!

September 22, 2018
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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Contact Us

Connect with our team at the Small Business Development Fund to learn more about BC Cargo Pop-Up Shop Marketplace.

Call Us:
269.966.3355 x. 1193

Visit Us:
35 W Hamblin Avenue
Battle Creek, Michigan

Email Us Using the Form Below:

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We are looking forward to your visit! Come experience all that BC Cargo merchants have to offer and learn why BC Cargo is the coolest place in town! In the meantime, connect with us on the following social media platforms!

3 days ago

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Drop what you're doing! Mark this on your calendar!

A merriment occasion you won't want to miss!!

8 new entrepreneurs have launched their businesses at BC Cargo and we are celebrating!!

Join us May 22nd from 10am - 5pm for all day specials and promos!

It's sure to be a fab time!
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Drop what youre doing!  Mark this on your calendar! 

A merriment occasion you wont want to miss!!

8 new entrepreneurs have launched their businesses at BC Cargo and we are celebrating!!

Join us May 22nd from 10am - 5pm for all day specials and promos!

Its sure to be a fab time!

4 days ago

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The stories of the entrepreneurs behind small businesses are filled with passion, energy, and often great memories.

Marissa of Out Of Line Vintage gave us a glimpse of her story and sparked my own walk down memory lane! Stop in and support our local entrepreneurs at BC Cargo!

Shop for vintage clothing and jewelry along with Marissa’s hand crafted, custom designs to set yourself apart from the crowd.I get the question ALL THE TIME “where did selling vintage start for you?” And it always makes me chuckle- and immediately think of this (amongst many others far more embarrassing) photo.
I remember rummaging through my grandma Calderone’s trunks full of vintage clothing as far back as I can remember. Actually, my grandparents barely got a hello and a hug before I was up in their attic piling on as many dresses, pearls, and heels that I could keep on my tiny body.
So I guess you could say it started with dress-up.
And hand-me-downs.
And with a small Italian girl’s too-big-of-an-imagination.
I don’t know how it landed me here- but I’m eternally grateful for it ✨
If you want to see more, link to my business page is in the bio as always ⚡️ Happy Monday, everybody!
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The stories of the entrepreneurs behind small businesses are filled with passion, energy, and often great memories. 

Marissa of Out Of Line Vintage gave us a glimpse of her story and sparked my own walk down memory lane!  Stop in and support our local entrepreneurs at BC Cargo!  

Shop for vintage clothing and jewelry along with Marissa’s hand crafted, custom designs to set yourself apart from the crowd.

4 days ago

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HOT 🔥 sellers at 2096 The Store in Downtown Battle Creek! Vintage for the young. Normal attire for the the young at heart! We have been cool for soooo long. 🤩

More arriving daily.
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HOT 🔥 sellers at 2096 The Store in Downtown Battle Creek!  Vintage for the young. Normal attire for the the young at heart! We have been cool for soooo long. 🤩

More arriving daily.

4 days ago

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One ingredient: Organic cocoa beans!

Mindo Chocolates available in bars and bags at Cognizance Coffee and Cacao! A great nibble option when you need a tiny treat to get through the afternoon!
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One ingredient: Organic cocoa beans!

Mindo Chocolates available in bars and bags at Cognizance Coffee and Cacao! A great nibble option when you need a tiny treat to get through the afternoon!

4 days ago

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Lemon Lavender Macarons 🤩 JJ's Sweet Treats. A work of art...worthy of EATING!! Don’t delay...these beauties sell out! ... See MoreSee Less

Lemon Lavender Macarons 🤩 JJs Sweet Treats. A work of art...worthy of EATING!!  Don’t delay...these beauties sell out!

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LaRita Peña, lavender 🤷🏻‍♀️

5 days ago

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Gone Fishin’ Cupcakes!!! It’s springtime in Michigan! Stop by BC Cargo to explore in Downtown Battle Creek!May 14th-May 18th

This weeks flavors:
Vanilla🧁
Chocolate🍫
Chocolate Mint Oreo🍫💚
Banana Puddin’🍌
Gone Fishin’ (kids cupcake)🎣🐟

We have more treats:
Lemon Blueberry Glazed Donuts🍋🍩
Reese’s Chocolate Chip Cookies 💛🧡
Chocolate Chip Cookies🍪
Brownies🤤

Prices:
Cupcakes $3
Dozen $35
Cookies $1
Donuts $1
Reese’s Cookies $2
Brownies $1

Hours:
T-TH 10am-5pm
F 10am-7pm
SAT 10am-3pm

Come see us for the BEST cupcakes and sweet treats!🤤😍🤭🧁🍪🍩💘
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