A long time Bend resident is opening a new “Vendor's Mall" this weekend; and this time he say's everyone is happy about it.
Don Labovick, the owner of Northwest Pickers and Consignment, LLC, says while other craftsman type markets have failed; this one should be able to survive. "The difference between this and that is: they were trying to do it 7 days a week. And most of these people don't want to spend all day sitting at their place if nobody's coming in or just a few people are coming in. Where if we do it once a week, they can be there for just that day plus a lot of people will be waiting to come in, we hope and see what actually they have."
Labovick says the "Vendor's Mall" has gotten the blessing of the city, so there should be no problems, as there was in the past regarding these vendor malls.
It will be at the Masonic Lodge on NE Eighth Street in Bend every Saturday, beginning October 13th and running through next March.