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Permits, Permits, Permits, I have spent the past three days finding out how difficult it is to open a Street Market on my own property. I already have an existing active business up and running at that location. I never knew how many hoops I would have to jump through to get permits for new vendors.

I plan to be open this Fall for a Holiday Market. Due to all the permits required , It may be Spring before it is up and running in full force. I have a web site under construction with a cover page with general information. www.mckeestreetmarket.com I appreciate your suggestion and information that could help speed up the process. :D LOL




"Four short words sum up what has lifted most successful individuals above the crowd: a little bit more. They did all that was expected of them and a little bit more."

A. Lou Vickery


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Hey Lou, good luck from me as well. Tell us exactly where this market will be (other than just McKee St.), so we can envision it. That will help us give better suggestions.

Here's one already. Make sure it is well marketed to the folks you want to come...nearby residents, downtown, midtown, heights, eastwood, etc. And find a niche and do it well. Funky, offbeat, antique, art, music, whatever, but a niche to make it stand out will help.

When you are ready to go, put out news releases to all major media. They are all dying to tell everyone that Houston is as cool as everyone else, so they will probably run with it.

Once again, good luck and stay in touch.

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I am located about 1/8 mile from the Buffalo Bayou and the McKee Street Bridge. I am Down the street from The last Concert and about 1/2 mile up the street from Irma's. I am a stones throw from the Dakota Lofts. I have a 10,000 sq. ft. warehouse with another 2,000 sq. ft climate controlled space on Hardy Street. I also have the property across the streeton McKee leased to a Paint and Body shop. I reserved the point of that property for a time such as this.

I will put a covered pavilion at the McKee / Hardy point. This is where I will have the Pumpkin Patch , Garden fresh Produce, Iced bottled waters , drinks & Fragant Evergreen Garland, Wreaths, Lighting & Trees this fall.

I will also offer space for other vendors depending on the permits required. I plan to improve the appearence of the point with landscaping and lighting this winter and hopefully open for business this Spring.

I have 3 commercial vendors onboard at this time. I will cater to Creative Art vendors and Non Profit Organization Fund Raiser Events . The McKee/ Hardy point will be reserved for Fund Raiser Events and one commercial concession food and drink vendor pending permits. The Red Hat Society is onboard as one of our Fund Raiser events in the Spring. Battle Cry Ministries and Discover the Center are Fund Raiser events scheduled for the Spring. It is too early to announce the commercial vendors due to permits, permits and more permits.

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