A husband-and-wife duo who live in East Dallas are starting a new market in our neighborhood.
Maple Lawn Elementary teacher Victoria Pridavka and her husband, Chase, the Cool Hand Vintage vendor, are calling it “Underground Market.” It’s scheduled to debut Jan. 16 at the 5700 block of Oram Street, near Greenville Avenue.
Both of them have a lifetime of experience in this area. Growing up, Victoria helped her father, who’s from England, run Underground Antiques, which had two locations — one on Greenville where Val’s Cheesecakes is now, and another on Garland Road near the Walton’s Garden Center site.
And as a kid, Chase used to do markets with his grandfather. Over the past few years, he has been selling vintage items and antiques at markets in Deep Ellum and other areas.
Over the past few months, as the Pridavkas are expecting a child, they’ve been considering how to find a new way to participate in the local market scene.
Around November, the Woodrow alumni started working to get a permit from the City of Dallas to establish a market on Lowest Greenville.
Each week, they are hoping to have 36-40 local vendors participate. A few of the businesses are Parlor’s Handcrafted Ice Creams, Lula Pup Shop, Clay Lab Designs and Henry’s Daughter Home Decor, plus Cool Hand Vintage.
“We’re super excited to start this,” Victoria says. “We love supporting local businesses and local places.”
Eventually, they want the market to be a “one-stop shop” for neighbors to find food, home decor, trinkets and more.
Underground Market will be located on the 5700 block of Oram Street, from Greenville Avenue to Hope Street. It runs Sundays starting Jan. 16, weather permitting, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
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