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Holiday ‘Tiny Market’ To Pop Up At Crescent Wines

Crescent wines and spirits

Dec. 2, 2015 By Jackie Strawbridge

A “tiny market” will pop up at Crescent Wines and Spirits this weekend, which organizers hope will allow Astorians to do all their holiday shopping from local vendors.

The event takes place Dec. 5 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Crescent Wines and Spirits is located at 23-40 30th Ave.

Widad Franco, Astoria resident and owner of the stationary shop WidyCat, put together the market. She said she purposefully kept it a small, specially curated event, that she hopes will be a holiday season “one stop shop” by and for western Queens.

“We’re local, small businesses. We think that we can feed off each other’s strengths without competing, but helping each other,” she said. “If we were going to make it very big, then we’d end up putting a lot of different [vendors] that might not go well with one another.”

The participating vendors are Chocolate Dances selling artisanal chocolates, Silly Reggie selling greeting cards and humorous cards, Single Girl Cookies selling chocolate chip cookies, WidyCat selling greeting cards, calendars and handmade gifts, and Crescent Wines offering their wine selection.

“I hope that not only we get to get our products out there ppl can get to know our brands and come have a good time and choose local products,” Franco said.
A “tiny market” will pop up at Crescent Wines and Spirits this weekend, which organizers hope will allow Astorians to do all their holiday shopping from local vendors.

The event takes place Dec. 5 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Crescent Wines and Spirits is located at 23-40 30th Ave.

Widad Franco, Astoria resident and owner of the stationary shop WidyCat, put together the market. She said she purposefully kept it a small, specially curated event, that she hopes will be a holiday season “one stop shop” by and for western Queens.

“We’re local, small businesses. We think that we can feed off each other’s strengths without competing, but helping each other,” she said. “If we were going to make it very big, then we’d end up putting a lot of different [vendors] that might not go well with one another.”

The participating vendors are Chocolate Dances selling artisanal chocolates, Silly Reggie selling greeting cards and humorous cards, Single Girl Cookies selling chocolate chip cookies, WidyCat selling greeting cards, calendars and handmade gifts, and Crescent Wines offering their wine selection.

“People can get to know our brands, come have a good time, and choose local products,” Franco said.

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