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.

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.

BC Cargo marketplace is open from May through September.

Minimum operating hours for the 2020 season are:
  • Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Some pop-up cart and container merchants may be operating during additional hours.

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.

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.