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Downtown Tulsa Midweek Market Debuts at Chapman Green
TULSA, OKLA. (Sept. 12, 2023) — The first of a 10-week pilot for the new Downtown Tulsa Midweek Market kicks off from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Chapman Green, 600 S. Main St. The market is an initiative of Downtown Tulsa Partnership (DTP) that will provide fresh and prepared foods, goods from artisans and makers, and entertainment from local artists and performers to Downtown residents, employees and visitors.
Midweek Market vendors and local musicians will rotate weekly through the pilot end date of Nov. 15. On Sept. 13, local trio Swing West will perform classic Jazz and Cowbop music. Vendors will be:
American Heritage Beef Co.
Big Grass Beef
Black Gold Honey
Cherry & Bark
Dale and Daughter
Hilo de Amor
INMYHEALS SPA HOUSE
Iron Knot Artisans & Dani Done Did It
Osage Hills Honey Co.
Osage Oasis & Well Rooted Plant Co.
MASA Food Truck
Msanii Art Co.
Red Feather Farms
St. Elmo’s Freeze-Dried Candy
Stemini’s Gourmet Cookies Plus
T Town Farm Microgreens
Sponsors of the Downtown Midweek Market are Presenting Sponsor BAM Properties; Supporting Sponsors Tulsa Remote, Elote Café & Catering, Roppongi, The Vault, and Four Mile Capital; and Booth Sponsor Kingdom Chiropractic.
Downtown Tulsa Partnership initiated this pilot market with the dual purposes of increasing access to fresh food and bringing more foot-traffic to the central Downtown neighborhood. Vendors were selected to provide unique offerings that complement Downtown’s existing business composition.
“Downtown Tulsa Partnership has continuously heard from residents, employees, and visitors about the need and desire for to purchase fresh and healthy food and produce in Downtown Tulsa,” says Brian Kurtz, DTP’s President and CEO. “We expect the Downtown Midweek Market to be heavily utilized by these groups and look forward creating a destination that draws more visitors into our neighborhood on a weekly basis.”
Downtown Tulsa has 34,000 employees and 4,900 residents, and saw 2 million visitors in 2022. Wednesday late afternoon was selected for the Midweek Market because that day of the week has the highest number of combined employee, resident and visitor foot-traffic to Chapman Green at over 3,800 visits in 2022, according to DTP data. The timing of the market allows Downtown employees, residents and visitors to shop the Market before going home as well as to enjoy local entertainment. This 10-week pilot will inform efforts to launch a permanent market in Spring 2024 to complement more programs and activity in Chapman Green.
“This effort also will tie into our long-range efforts of engaging stakeholders about improvements for Chapman Green, which has long been an underutilized public asset in the heart of Downtown,” Kurtz says.
For Market or Booth sponsorship opportunities, visit DowntownTulsa.com/Market.