Uptown Artisanal Pop-Up Market to Open in Columbia University Retail Space

Former Liberty House retail space at Broadway and 112th Street will be home to graduates of the 2018 Harlem Local Vendor Program for two weekends in June, courtesy of Columbia University

June 04, 2019

A group of NYC small businesses has banded together to create the Uptown Artisanal Pop-Up market, open for a limited time in partnership with Columbia University.

The Uptown Artisanal Pop-Up store will be open for two weekends, Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 and Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 2878 Broadway, New York, NY 10025 (Broadway at 112th Street). Columbia University is providing the space for the pop-up rent free.

The local business owners who are teaming up to create the pop-up market are all 2018 graduates of the Harlem Local Vendor Program. Supported by Columbia University, the Columbia-Harlem SBDC, and Harlem Park to Park, the Harlem Local Vendor Program helps small businesses in upper Manhattan grow through educational programs, networking opportunities and business coaching.

“We’re so grateful to Columbia University for partnering with us to allow us to make the Uptown Artisanal Pop-Up possible,” said Jennifer Stamm, owner of Hashbags, a line of tote bags. “We’re also thankful for the Harlem Local Vendor Program, which has enabled us to create a support network to help all our businesses grow. The ability to work together on projects like this is invaluable.”

"The Uptown Artisanal Pop-Up is a win-win opportunity, bringing the offerings of these unique, local vendors to the Morningside Heights community,” said Shari Colburn, Vice President of Real Estate. “Columbia is proud to support these Northern Manhattan businesses, and we hope the venture is successful so we can continue to bring innovative retail experiences to the community.”

The Pop-Up market will feature nearly two dozen local businesses during its two-weekend run, including:

  • Ahmesa To the Table: Farm to table, Mediterranean sea salts and Middle Eastern spices, with rustic inspired tapenades and confits.

  • Blackbird Dillinger: Utility bags and accessories.

  • Blondie’s Divine Desserts: Blondie's Divine Desserts Are Not Simply A Dessert, They’re An Experience.

  • Chef Marshall: Incredibly versatile hot pepper sauces that will enhance your favorite dishes of any cuisine

  • Hashbags: Hashbags are cheeky bags that bring beloved hashtags to life on super-soft, roomy totes made from recycled materials.

  • K’s European Jams: All-natural and light in sugar, K’s artisanal small batch preserves  are blended to let the fruit flavor shine, preserving the vibrant aromas of each season.

  • Kazani:: Kazani provides multipurpose, clean beauty hair and body care products that delivers results and does not compromise your family's health nor the environment.

  • Lilybranch: Finely-produced greeting cards using eco-friendly materials. lovely art, design, and whimsy.

  • The Little Hot Dog Wagon: Gourmet Homemade Sauerkraut, a great sweet and zesty taste, versatile wholesome food enhancer and topping.  

  • Loving Culture: A holistic sustainable beauty movement that centers around a certified USDA organic, vegan, Leaping Bunny Certified, biodegradable, and highly versatile hair and body oil.

  • Penny’s Pasties: All-natural and preservative-free sweet potato desserts that aim to feed your Holiday Spirit all year 'round!

  • Rubarama: Seasoning blends and dry rubs to help people easily make delicious meals while still being healthy. They have tremendous flavor profiles without the loads of sugars and sodium that you may find in many other seasonings.

  • Soak Bathing Rituals: Soy wax candles, herbal bath soaks and palo santo bundles that work harmoniously to create a natural cleansing environment traditionally believed to have positive health benefits.

  • Spread-mmms: Spread-mmms is a line of small batch, artisanal tapenade & sassy savory spreads that are handmade in Harlem.

  • Stay Creative Productions: Original artwork greeting cards created by students who face learning differences and mental health challenges.

  • Sunkiss Organics: Skin care crafted with your sun-kissed skin in mind.

  • Sweet Vegan: Hand-crafted artisan vegan chocolate truffles with robust flavors and subtle spices.

  • Yummble Bees: Yummble Bee’s believes in natural skincare that promotes a healthy relationship with your skin.  Formulated for all skin types, Yummble Bee’s is a multicultural product that uses nature's best ingredients.
Flyer promoting the Uptown Artisanal Market