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

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.



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


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!


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!


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

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

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

Learn More!

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.

Learn More!

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:


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!

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