Womp womp: Dekalb Market closing indefinitely on Sept. 30

Making that sad trombone sound at the skint’s Bastille Day party. Photo by Anna Jacobson.

For all you that have enjoyed the refreshingly unique shopping/dining/yogaing/roller-skating and partying experience that is the Dekalb Market, some sad news: We’ve just learned the market hasn’t been able to find a new home and will be forced to shut down its shipping container mini-mall on Sept. 30. The market’s owners are in advanced talks about a new site, but the time constraints mean it will have to close its current City Point location for the rest of the year at least. The market has been looking for a new home ever since its landlord announced in June that they planned to kick out the market to begin constructing a housing and retail complex on the site. Construction on that may begin as soon as October.

Sept. 30 will be the last day the market is open to the public; The market is also in talks to relocated somewhere within the BAM area.

If you’ve yet to go check out the market, you had better get on it ASAP. The shipping-container market has been a refreshing oasis in a part of town that is notably lacking of restaurants and shopping. It’s still got a fun slate of events scheduled, including a Michael Jackson bday party this weekend,  a poetry reading, a Fashion’s Night Out event and much more. And, on a personal note, the skint’s Bastille Day party there last month was one of the greatest hits of the summer. Get there while you can, folks.