New Merchant Info

Are you looking for more information on how to be a part of BC Cargo?
You are in the right place – read on to see some frequently asked questions.

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 27th through September.

What are the hours of the Marketplace?

Minimum operatin hours for the 2020 season are:


  • Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.



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.

Types of Merchants

There are three types of merchant spaces available: Cargo Unit, Free-standing Food Cart, & Pop-Up Tent