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

BC Cargo launched in the Spring of 2018 and includes a collective of new small businesses run by local entrepreneurs desiring to launch in the Battle Creek market. The marketplace provides a lower cost to market entry and support 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 are not ready to commit to a unit? 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? 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 the BC Cargo Pop Up Marketplace located in the parking lot of Full Blast.

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 and can’t wait to show you 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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VeggZ Cafe is under new ownership...with a familiar face. Congratulations to Trish Case as the new owner and operator of VeggZ Cafe launching on May 1st at BC Cargo! (Moving into the pod formerly occupied by Cafe Rica). Cafe Rica is now located downtown at 80 W Michigan Suite B! Celebrate! ... See MoreSee Less

VeggZ Cafe is under new ownership...with a familiar face.  Congratulations to Trish Case as the new owner and operator of VeggZ Cafe launching on May 1st at BC Cargo!  (Moving into the pod formerly occupied by Cafe Rica). Cafe Rica is now located downtown at 80 W Michigan Suite B!  Celebrate!

 

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Shanna Dilling!!!

Congrats

THANK YOU! I am super excited! Menu will be up soon😁 I sooo appreciate the support. If you haven't already look up Veggz Cafe and like my page so you can follow and get updates on what's up in the BC Cargo Pod❤😁🌞🥑🍐🍅🌽🥕🍞🥦🍄

Brittany Mack did you know about this🙌🏼

Chris Rogers

Andrea Janelle

Yayyy!

Stormie Lantis

YAASSSS! This is wonderful news

Joshua

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1 week ago

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We love your enthusiasm JJ’s Sweet Treats.Thank you for all of the support! We’re already at 500 page likes. Just a few likes away from 1,000! Share this post with the #jjsweetreats tag to be entered to win a free budnt cake on opening day at BC Cargo on May 1st! ... See MoreSee Less

We love your enthusiasm JJ’s Sweet Treats.

1 week ago

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Had a great road trip to Jackson MI with some local entrepreneurs, the County Health Department, and City of Battle Creek Small Business Development Staff to check out food carts produced by the Hot Dog Cart Company.

BC Cargo will be adding a couple of carts for rent for the 2019 Season.

It will be another great season of launching some local food service entrepreneurs.

www.hotdogcartcompany.com/

Fun and exciting times ahead in Downtown Battle Creek...May 1 Opening at the BC Cargo Pop Up Shops Marketplace. See you there 🙂
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2 weeks ago

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Drumroll for our Sisters in Business 2019 Pitch Event 3rd prize winner: Shannon Patrick of AWOL Clothing. AWOL scored a bonus win of a BC Cargo Retail Unit for the 2019 Season launching on May 1st! ... See MoreSee Less

Drumroll for our Sisters in Business 2019 Pitch Event 3rd prize winner: Shannon Patrick of AWOL Clothing.  AWOL scored a bonus win of a BC Cargo Retail Unit for the 2019 Season launching on May 1st!

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Double the fun with a second baker on-site for the 2019 Season of BC Cargo. Welcome JJ's Sweet Treats owned by Jordan Edwards. A young entrepreneur with old-school charm and talent. ... See MoreSee Less

Double the fun with a second baker on-site for the 2019 Season of BC Cargo.  Welcome JJs Sweet Treats owned by Jordan Edwards. A young entrepreneur with old-school charm and talent.
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