Let’s Talk Business: Longview Café Plans ‘Night Market’ to Bring Community and Small Business Together | Local company


Vendors attending Longview’s First Night Market at Hearth Coffee and Cafe on November 27 pose for a photo Monday. Organizer Ashlee Hawkins, far right, is the owner of Dirty Bird Boutique; Ryleigh Dobbins, second from right, runs RND Home Accessories; and, from left to right, Shirley Phelps, Jenifer Phelps and Kaszee Despain run Annie & Co.

Katie Fairbanks, The Daily News

Taking advantage of its location, a Longview cafe plans to host a night market later this month to allow the community to come together and support small businesses and artists.

Hearth Coffee and Café is hosting Longview’s first Small Business Night Market on Saturday November 27 at 1101 Commerce Ave.

With over 30 vendors, the event will feature live music and a photo booth. The variety of vendors will be spread across the cafe and adjoining Roxy Theater. Hearth will offer coffee, beer, wine and food, and the Food Hub food truck will park outside.

Hearth has opened its doors to sellers on Small Business Saturday in the past, owner Chuck Hendrickson said. The cafe is an extension of Love Overwhelming and is used as a host site for employment development programs.

Hendrickson said he came up with the idea for a night market after attending similar events in Portland.

“Why not do it in our own community? ” he said.

Hendrickson worked with Ashlee Hawkins, owner of Dirty Bird Boutique, to plan the event.

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Hawkins launched its online clothing store at the end of May and has already set up a “pop up” store inside Hearth Coffee. She said the “pop ups” help expose her business to a wider variety of people and allow buyers to take a closer look at the items she has for sale.


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