Williamsburg Waterfront Retail Complex to Hold Holiday Market

By Meredith Hoffman on December 3, 2013 5:11pm 

 Vapor Lounge and dozens of other shops are located at 240 Kent Ave.
Vapor Lounge and dozens of other shops are located at 240 Kent Ave.
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WILLIAMSBURG — A juice bar, pet store, e-cigarette lounge, "metaphysical boutique" and dozens of other new independent businesses are banding together for the holidays — by luring customers to a night market next week with free drinks and music.

The shops at 240 Kent Ave — an airy waterfront complex run by the eco-friendly company Green Desk, which charges renters as low as $750 per month — are offering special discounts, complimentary champagne and food at the "shopping party," said organizer Ali Arain, who owns the home store BEAM at the complex the building.

The giant retail center next to the Domino Sugar Factory also includes the shop Botanikal, which sells crystals, herbs and other "metaphysical" objects; the electronic-cigarette store Vapor Lounge and about 30 other shops that will participate, Arain said.

Other shops include the pop-up women's clothing shop Nomad Truck, the toy store Sze and the men's sneaker shop Greats Brand.

The market runs from 6 p.m. to midnight on Thursday, Dec 12.

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