Eleven years ago, merchants from Seventh Avenue created a street fair to commemorate some safety changes to the area and to prove to the public that Seventh Avenue was a clean, safe place to live, work and play.
Back then, the fair consisted of a few booths, a few classic cars and a few hundred people.
More than a decade later, the Melrose District will host its Melrose on 7th Avenue Street Fair and Classic Car Show on March 3 with hundreds of booths, cars, and visitors.
If you stop by this weekend, you can expect music (Stinkweeds' stage is hosting some favorite local bands like Super Stereo and Fatigo), plenty of food (some of the city's favorite food trucks), and of course, a street full of vendors with goods and services.
Here are a few booths we'll race you to ...
1) Bella and Bruiser
Kids clothes from vintage and recycled items.
Sugar skulls and other Day of the Dead inspired accessories.
3) Sticker Club Girl
Local crafting favorite, Lisa Jacobs makes tees, purses, jewelry.
4) Strawberry Hedgehog
A vegan beauty product company featuring homemade soaps.
5) Polly Hendrickson Jewelry Design
Modern and simple jewelry made by an interior designer.
1) Hazel & Violet Ink
The women of Hazel & Violet will have their vintage-inspired cards and coasters available for sale.
2) Jack and Cat Curio
Mixed media art work and jewelry with a vintage feel.
3) Parkside Harmony
Drool-worthy journals and paper goods.
1) Moderncat Studios
Stylish cat toys, beds and more for the modern home.
The Melrose on 7th Avenue Street Fair and Classic Car Show is Saturday, March 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on 7th Avenue between Indian School and Campbell.