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Sweet William Market - Last One of the Season

Posted on September 20, 2011

“I can't believe we're at the end of our sixth season –  it has been a lot of fun. My day job is as a Realtor and the Market has been a hobby business that keeps me connected to my neighborhood and my kids," said Kim Kouba, owner of Sweet William Market. "It's a family affair – the three Kouba kids work the market, setting up and supporting our vendors,"  

What is Sweet William Market?

It’s a vintage and lifestyle market with more than 50 collectors and their artisan-quality handmade items that really move beyond the ordinary.

“I'm always trying to bring things to market that cannot easily be found in mainstream retail outlets” Kouba said.

In addition to market goods, the event features live music from a local artist and food vendors.

Sweet William Market encourages even young entrepreneurs – Zarl, Inc. (pictured above) is a vendor at the market that sells toy rocket launchers. Zarl, Inc. is owned and operated by two 10-year-old boys. “They brought their idea to me, created a business plan and sold me on their idea," Kouba said. “They have sold well this summer." 

Each month, Sweet William Market involves one philanthropic partner. For September, it will be Swigert-McAuliffe International school.

This partnership provides free booth space and advertising to fundraise, recruit volunteers, sell merchandise or introduce a new organization to the community.

“I’m proud to support my community," Kouba said. "Some of the past partners have been Denver School of the Arts, Morgan Adams Foundation/Stinkbug Project, SMIS and We Made This."

If you’ve haven't been to Sweet William Market, the season's last one will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.

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