Vintage Hideaway Marketplace Helping Support Over 40 Local Vendors

The Vintage Hideaway Marketplace is Located at 3850 Old Midway Road in Hermantown

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – Supporting small businesses is vital to keeping the local economy thriving and well. Since the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, every dollar spent locally means more now than it ever has before.

A new business now open in Hermantown is showcasing the work of more than 40 local vendors.

“The parking lot’s full. People are coming,” said Annie Kolenda, a customer from Hermantown. “I had to come and check it out!”

It’s a picturesque sight to see a full parking lot on opening day.

“I believe in supporting our local businesses,” said Kolenda.

At The Vintage Hideaway Marketplace located along Old Midway Road in Hermantown, local items are the best amongst the rest.

“We’ve got everything from 1700s antiques to artists, artisans, and repurposes,” said Tony Hommerding, owner of The Vintage Hideaway Marketplace.

Tony and his wife Nichol are no strangers when it comes to satisfying customer’s needs.

“It’s a great variety, a great mix, everything from pickers to crafters, you name it,” said Hommerding.

In the past, they’ve opened shops on Hermantown Road, and West Arrowhead Road.

“Hopefully this is the last one,” said Hommerding.

While the end is near, they’re just getting started with their latest endeavor.

“We try and reach out and support the community as much as we can and I think they’ve been doing it in return to us which is really gratifying,” said Hommerding.

“I like the antiques, if something catches my eye, I’ll buy it, and I’ve got something in mind,” said Kolenda.

From antiques to food, blood Mary mix, and BBQ sauce, browsing the endless selection was the perfect way for Annie Kolenda to spend her day.

“I spotted an old, antique cabinet that used to be in our cabin years ago, and I think I’m going to buy it,” said Kolenda.

Whether you’re a shopaholic, or simply looking for the perfect gift to give that hard-to-buy-for friend, the Hommerding’s say you’ll find it at the Vintage Hideaway.

“I think they get wowed. We’ve seen a lot of people walk in the door and look up and go, ‘wow,’” said Hommerding. “It’s been a lot of work to get here, we’ve had a lot of help and it’s been great.”

The shop is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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