River City MRKT holiday store pops up in REO Town

Nov 18, 2015

The holiday shopping season is upon us. If you’re looking for something unique or hoping to avoid the long lines at the mall, a pair of local Lansing artists have just the thing. We talk to Debbie Carlos and Amalia Boukos, co-founders of River City MRKT, a pop-up arts and crafts shop in Lansing’s REO Town.

Santa probably isn’t the only one making a list right now. As the holiday season approaches, a lot of us will be braving long lines at the malls and big box stores with gift lists in hand. But if you’re looking for handmade gifts over mass-produced items, you might want to check out a new pop-up shop in Lansing’s REO Town.

Current State’s April Van Buren visited the River City Market. The series of pop-up retail events is the brainchild of Lansing artists Amalia Boukos and Debbie Carlos. You might have seen their tent at a couple of festivals this summer.

Now, they’re getting ready to move from a one-day format to a four week long pop-up holiday store in REO Town.