New Street Market “El Tianguis Mercado Latino” Opening In Burien Sunday
El Tianguis, the first Latino-themed street market in the region, is set to open this Sunday, May 30th, in the Town Square Park of downtown Burien. The weekly market will feature goods and services that are traditionally found in open-air markets in Latino countries, including food and drink, fresh fruits and vegetables, clothing, arts and crafts, and much more.
The market is open not only to Latinos, but to anyone who appreciates Latino culture, products and amenities.
Not to be confused with a swap meet or a flea market, El Tianguis Latino Market will offer up a fun, family atmosphere that is a fusion between a Farmerâ€™s Market and a street fair. Vendors are encouraged to offer their products at competitive prices so that clients feel welcome to do their regular shopping at the market as well as to indulge in exotic, specialty items.
According to their website, shoppers can expect:
Products will include Latino food and beverages, arts and crafts, home and garden, clothing, electronics, and many other items that are traditionally available in markets in Latino countries.
This weekly market is being put on by El Mercado, PC, a not-for-profit group that is:
…dedicated to the cultural and economic development of the Latino community, and has chosen Burien to launch the market because of the cityâ€™s earnest desire to integrate its growing Latino population with the general public. By reaching out to Latinos and offering them a stake in the community, the city of Burien has proven to be a shining example of how to tear down the walls that divide us rather than build them up, of how to embrace our differences rather than to reject them.
The market will be held on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Burien Town Square Park on 5th Place SW between SW 150th & 152nd Streets â€“ at the same location where the current Discover Burien Farmers Market is held.
For more information, or to apply to be a vendor, contact El Mercado, PC, at [email protected] or at 206-334-2285. You can also get more details at their website here: http://elmercado.org/