The New DTM is up and running!

We have finally completed our renovations and have slid into our new space in the building.  Same address just a different door!

Check out all the new stuff from your favorite booths as well as new and amazing things from some new additions to our DTM family of vendors!

Among some of the new stuff you will find are a children’s and baby’s clothing booth, a hemp and up-cycled clothing booth. sporting and outdoor clothing and toys, and more to come!

We have the best Kwanza and Hanukkah gifts and Xmas stocking stuffers around!

Now is the time to buy local!

The DTM is not closing!

To paraphrase Mark Twain …reports of our death are greatly exaggerated!

People have reported that we are closing but the reality is far from that!

By September we will have moved into a newly renovated space in the building.  Sly Grog Lounge will have it’s own entrance and space alongside the market.

If your a fan of The DTM please tell your comrades in cool shopping adventures that we are only getting a face lift!

It’s True…45 South French Broad has been sold…and we are happy!

The Downtown Market has finally changed hands as we all knew and anticipated that it would eventually.

It has been a long year since met with the potential new owners, and we are excited that it is a reality now and we will be staying for the long term here in the building. You can read about it in the Citizen-Times.

We had a fantastic run being able to rent from a bank and we feel that all of us that stayed in the building have been a great example of weathering a financial economic collapse creatively.   Thanks to Hi-Fi Cafe and Hopey and Company (Amazing Savings) for being awesome neighbors through out it all!  And thanks to all our amazing vendors for believing in us and sticking with us, helping to create such a cool place to shop and create community!

The Downtown Market will be moving into the north end of the building some three months from now or when that part of the renovation has been completed.  This will be a clean, well-lit space with our own entrance on the new deck that will be built at the north end of the building. This will be an exciting time to move into a gleaming new space, just in time for the most productive season of 2014.

We are never going to lose the edge, uniqueness, goofiness, or community spirit that we have become known for and we are always going to be a place that is welcoming to both locals as well as folks new to our community.  We will always maintain an ethic of putting out there, beautiful, cool, useful, creative and affordable stuff while we upgrade our overall look to better blend in with our upgraded digs.

Thank you to all our diverse and amazing customers who have encouraged us, given needed feedback and kept coming back through all our changes and growth!  Please keep telling us what you really means a lot to us all!

Lance and Susie

Celebrate The Winter Doldrums!

Celebrate The Winter Doldrums!
Sake Bombs and Mimosas
Sunday Crafternoons! Bring your projects, crafts, ideas and mingle with other creatives in Sly Grog Lounge! Some creative supplies will be available for cutting and pasting!
Also Open Mic every Wed. Night from 7:30-10:30! We have a different host for every Wed.!
Kimber Fowlers new show of pen and ink work can be seen in Sly Grog Lounge as well. Art opening for Kimber will be Feb. 12 from 5pm-7pm!

Drought Beers of the week and Cold Sake

Mother Earth Dark Cloud  $ 3.00

DogfishHead 90 Minute IPA $ 4.00

Olde Hickory Black Raven IPA $4.00


Hikos Milky Sake $ 2.50

Hikos Dry Ka No Izumi Sake $ 2.50

Hikos Dry Kira Kira Sake $ 2.50

Free Gift Wrapping For The Holidays!

Every Saturday, from Nov. 30th through December we will have a free gift wrapping station, with cool up-cycled materials and helpers.  Everything you give as a gift should be unique and special, and we want to help you do that!


We’ve got so many new cool and creative things coming in from all our vendors!

From amazing vintage clothes and accessories, new designer fashions, handmade and up-cycled winter gear, kitschy , vintage home decor, unique and colorful globally made clothes, jewelry and shoes…spiritual gifts and of course lot’s of raw materials for you to make your own beautiful stuff!  Buttons, fabric, found photos, etc.









Halloween is coming, and we have costumes!!!

Go to our Facebook page, post your halloween costume,(you got at least part of from the DTM) and see if you can’t win $50.00/$25.00 for 1st and 2nd place!  Get your friends to vote for you if you have too!  But have fun, that’s the most important thing!!!