Domaci co-founders Warren and Derrick Clark will officially open their Belleville Market at 20 South Third Street on July 1st. easton antique mall. Randy and Orasa Bentley started Emporium nearly seven years ago.
This spring, the Bentley family handed over the business to the Clark family, who have kept the space open during the official transition to Belleville Market.
The July 1 event kicked off at 11am with a ribbon-cutting ceremony organized by the Easton Business Association. There will be giveaways, refreshments featuring a variety of delicacies from Belleville Market, live music by acoustic duo Glenwood and free workshops by Propagate Studios.
The Clarks turned the 9,000-square-foot space into the inspiration for the Parisian neighborhood of the same name. Think the vibe of a European street market, featuring a juried collection of goods from independently owned, idea-based small businesses.
The Clarks say the site will also serve as a new permanent landing space for the Domaci storefront, as well as a hub for other creators, curators and collectors.The two are expected to have a total of 40 to 50 suppliers.
The Clark family aims to continue Easton Antique Emporium’s previous relationships with existing merchants and welcome some new entrepreneurs. Many of these business owners are already running successful e-commerce businesses and/or attending area festivals and events. Warren Clark said some retailers wholesaled goods to other retailers but could also benefit from having more permanent brick-and-mortar stores.
Warren Clark said in a statement: “After two months of late nights and hours reimagining the space, we are very excited to be launching this unique concept with all new merchants, as well as some existing ones. Vendor updated look and space.” Press release.
Belleville Market is also the latest project by Domaci, which means “home” in Czech. It’s a tribute to Derrick Clark’s family roots.
The furniture and home improvement retailer brand was originally launched by Clarks in 2015 as an e-commerce business only. A year later, Domage opened its first physical store on Bethlehem Avenue.By January 2018, Clarks opened for the first time bigger location Located at 21 E. Third St., then closed Summer 2020.
The Clark family has other ventures. In December 2020, the duo returned to their old home in downtown Bethlehem, taking advantage of the renovated space Myers Building Domaci Market and Domaci Design Studio at 523 Main Street. “Domachi Flea” seriesPlants + Vintage in the historic Woolworth Building in Bethlehem; and An ingenious “pop-up” store, It is adjacent to other businesses in Domaci Bethlehem.
In January, the Clark Pulled Domarch out of Bethlehem. They’re back in the e-commerce business and have opened various pop-up stores around the Lehigh Valley.
Belleville Market is now Domarch’s only location in the Lehigh Valley.
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