Shopping at BC Cargo

Are you looking for more information on how to shop at BC Cargo? You are in the right place - read on to see some frequently asked questions.

What is BC Cargo?

BC Cargo is a pop up shop marketplace. The marketplace was established by the Small Business Development Fund of the City of Battle Creek as a creative and affordable way to launch small businesses in downtown Battle Creek.

What is the length of the season?

BC Cargo marketplace is open from early May through mid December (weather dependent).

What are the hours of the marketplace?

Summer hours for the 2019 season were:

  • Tuesday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Additional hours are optional and allowed.

Are merchants required to be open during all marketplace days and hours?

Merchants are required to be open during all posted marketplace days and hours with a few exceptions. Merchants are allotted a few days to close during the season in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Please visit again should your favorite merchant be closed when you visit.

What types of businesses are located at BC Cargo?

The marketplace is open to a variety of retail product and food service establishments. The 2018 season includes a clothing boutique, vegan restaurant, cold press coffee shop, barbeque smokehouse restaurant, Afro-centric business collaborative, custom design memorabilia and souvenirs. Please visit our merchant page for more information about each business.