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The Rust Belt Market

22801 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220-1738
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Cool atmosphere/variety.

I check this place out a couple of times a year. Always cool, unique designs by local vendors. Free... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
Oakland County, Michigan
via mobile
Fun Place to Browse and Buy: Unique Artist Market

The interior architecture of this location feels like an enchanted tunnel with treasure hunts... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
Judy K
Macomb, Michigan
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Voted "Best Place to Buy Original Art and Local Craft" by HOUR Detroit magazine, The Rust Belt Market is the intersection of creativity and business. Its founders transformed a vacant big-box store into an event venue and hub of 50+ independent retailers-offering a unique mix of goods both handmade and collected by local artists. Explore and leave inspired.
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“unique gifts” (7 reviews)
“for sale” (7 reviews)
“local artists” (5 reviews)
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22801 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220-1738

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

I check this place out a couple of times a year. Always cool, unique designs by local vendors. Free parking in the public lots on Sunday.

Thank dmacnmi
Reviewed 30 December 2017

The interior architecture of this location feels like an enchanted tunnel with treasure hunts around each corner. There are candles in vintage glassware, unusual children's clothing, Detroit items, wood necklaces, leather arm bands, jewelry, premium coffee and more. Some items are a little risque, so...More

Thank Judy K
Reviewed 15 December 2017

This place is packed full of neat and unique stores and artist. Great place to find a one-of-kind gift.

Thank RICK S
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Stop by if you are in ferndale. All kinds of local verndors... art, clothes, vintage things etc. Sort of a local market. Also you can have events there after hours... great space for a smaller wedding, cocktail party or holiday gathering.

Thank lunaroxie
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We were visiting the area and had some time before an early dinner so stopped into this little market. Some very unique and fun things to look at. If you're stuck for that person that has everything and/or you're a handy person and looking for...More

Thank StanleyandMarie
Reviewed 21 October 2017

you wont find anything here at Macy's - thank goodness Everything is from local artists. Its fun to just walk and look or walk and buy. Everything is one of a kind Go explore and enjoy. maybe you will find something perfect there

Thank Don D
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This has alot little story in there that all Michigan made stuff in it. .Has small little bar in it, cloth's story food , and may more things in it. an lot art work , and live music some times

Thank johntavernier
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped at The Rust Belt Market during The Dream Cruise. It was a great little market with unusual, eclectic finds. The terrarium with the poison dart frogs and meat eating plants in the back by the bar was fascinating! Some of the kiosks have...More

Thank jbkristensen
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The site has gone through many incarnations, including an Old Navy Outlet store. It is currently a denizen for many local entrepreneurs to open a space to sell art, t-shirts, furniture, vintage games, scuplture, natural soaps herbs sachets, and more, historical photos, memorabilia, and more....More

Thank Richard48220
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Visited from out of town, but hubby is from the area. This is a 'must see' for all Detroit fans. Eclectic mix of wears, and many unique.

Thank Marie D
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31 December 2017|
Response from fmiller100 | Reviewed this property |
likely, but don't know.
17 November 2017|
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Response from Richard48220 | Reviewed this property |
There is a metered parking lot with free/lower cost parking for people with a Handicapper sticker or license plate behind the store off 9 Mile and Woodward; the lot is accessible through alleys/sidestreets from both... More
17 November 2017|
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Response from Tiffany B | Property representative |
There is a city parking lot behind Rust Belt and there is handicap parking available!