White Center Swap Meet Coming To Southgate Skate Rink

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This just in from the newsroom of our sister site The White Center Blog:

Just spoke with Julie Hubert of the historic Southgate Skate Center in White Center, and she informs us that the venue will be having a resurrection of sorts, being renamed the “Southgate Event Center” and holding a weekly “White Center Swap Meet” every weekend starting Oct. 4th.

Here are the details of the weekly Swap Meet:

  • Every Sat. and Sun. beginning Oct. 4th
  • Sat. hours are 1pm – 7pm
  • Sun. hours are 10am – 4pm
  • Cost is $40 per booth for vendors
  • They still need a food vendor (hint hint)
  • The former roller rink is undergoing renovations, including new bathrooms
  • The old skating rink floor is still intact

The building has been in Julie’s family for over 70 years, with her Great Grandfather turning it into a roller rink from its former use as a boxing hall. It is currently owned by Tom Brown.

For more information, please visit the White Center Swap Meet website here.

If you’d like to become a vendor or would like more details, please call (206) 767-0224 or email [email protected].

Here’s some more pertinent info courtesy the Southgate Event Center’s website:

The Southgate Event Center is a 13,000 square foot facility that is available for events of all kinds! Conferences, large meetings, weddings, birthday parties, concerts, and more. Our unique philosophy is to allow the client to do as much of their event planning, set up, breakdown as they wish, to save them money, OR we can offer you a more full-service experience. You decide! We’re here to accomodate, whatever your preference and budget will allow.

Q: When can I book the event center?

A: The center is available Sunday – Friday evenings from 5:00pm – 12:00pm.

Q: What are the costs?

A: The flat fee to book the center is $500 plus a $250 refundable cleaning deposit which ensures you will leave it as you found it.

Q: What is included in the fee?

A: The event center is essentially a blank slate. Each event has custom needs in terms of set up, tables and chairs, linens, sound system and other rentals. It is our goal to keep the cost as low as possible so YOU, the client can choose how much or how little you wish to spend or do. We know that each event has different needs. A wedding may need tables & chairs but a concert does not. You don’t pay for what you don’t need. You are welcome to bring your own equipment or rent it. Or we can handle this for you – here are a few examples of what we can rent for you and the costs:

  1. Tables and folding chairs for all guests: $2.25 per person
  2. Chairs only for all guests: $1.25 per person
  3. Custom arrangement: Discuss with site event planner

Q: What kind of assistance do I have with planning my event and getting the rentals and equipment I need?

A: We have a professional event planner with more than 10 years experience that can advise you on what you will need for set up of the event you wish to hold. She will connect you with our preferred vendors, OR you may use your own. There is no charge for her recommendations and assistance. If you wish to have a full-service experience and event plan creation, there will be a $30 per hour charge, up to 5 hours max for virtually all events.

Q: What kind of assistance do I have with setting up, breaking down and running my event?

A: Each event will have an on-site attendant to unlock building, answer questions, field building related issues, inspect after clean up and lock-up. This is included in the rental price. ANY other set up, running of event, breakdown, or clean up is your responsibility UNLESS you wish to book those services with the sites event planner. We can offer these services for an additional cost.

Q: Can I use my own caterer and provide my own food?

A: Absolutely.

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