Frequently Asked Questions
What is BC Cargo
BC Cargo is a pop-up shop marketplace. The marketplace was established by the Small Business Development office of the City of Battle Creek as a creative and affordable way to launch small businesses in downtown Battle Creek. The BC Cargo merchant application is a competitive process and applications are open on a rolling basis with selections to be made by March for the following market season.
What is the length of the season?
BC Cargo marketplace is open from May 29 through September.
What are the hours of the Marketplace?
Minimum operatin hours for the 2020 season are:
Are merchants required to be open during all marketplace days and hour?
Merchants are required to be open during the minimum operating hours mentioned above, with a few exceptions. Merchants are allotted a few days to close during the season in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
What types of businesses are located at BC Cargo?
The marketplace is open to a variety of retail product and food service establishments. Previous seasons included clothing boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops, collaboratives, design memorabilia, and souvenir shops. A balance of food and retail businesses is ideal to create a unique destination. Please visit our merchant page for more information about each business.