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New outdoor holiday market opening in Plainfield

Madhu Mayer | 10/4/2017, 3:51 p.m.
A farmhouse that has been vacant for years in Plainfield will soon be home to an outdoor holiday vintage market.
A farmhouse that has been vacant for years in Plainfield will soon be home to an outdoor holiday vintage market. Madhu Mayer

A farmhouse that has been vacant for years in Plainfield will soon be home to an outdoor holiday vintage market.

The Plainfield Board approved the temporary outdoor use for the market at the southwest corner of 127th Street and Plainfield-Naperville Road.

The market will be open on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2 and 3, showcasing 40-plus local artisans and purveyors of repurposed and handcrafted items. Food and beverages will also be sold by food trucks and local vendors on site.

Jonathan Proulx, director of planning for the Village of Plainfield, said the property owner of the farmhouse earlier this year received site plan approval to convert the farmstead into a retail business for sale of reclaimed barn wood furniture and other unique items. Since the retail conversion is ongoing, Proulx said the outdoor market would provide an opportunity for exposure of the new business.

Currently, hours of operation for the holiday vintage market is proposed for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 2 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3.

Kathy McGregor of Plainfield said the holiday outdoor market idea is long overdue.

"Hopefully, the weather cooperates and we get lots of people to visit the site," said McGregor. "The beauty and aesthetics of the farmhouse truly complements the concept. I only wish they did it for longer than two days."