By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published May 30, 2023 at 1:31 PM

For the third year in a row, MKE Black Inc. will host Summer Marketplace, an outdoor marketplace focused on local Black-owned businesses.

These events will take place monthly throughout the summer (June, July and August) in the Deer District Plaza, 1134 Vel R. Phillips Ave.

The first, sponsored by Milwaukee County Office of Equity and Hyfin Radio, is set for Sunday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The expanded event will include around 50 vendors selling food, clothing, books, art and more to represent the diverse fields of Black business owners in the Milwaukee area. 

“We’re proud to continue our partnership with Milwaukee Bucks to support many of Milwaukee’s great Black-owned businesses,” said MKE Black’s Board Chair, Rick Banks. “I hope that Milwaukee comes out to join us for a day of fun and shopping.”

Stay tuned for the July and August dates for MKE Black’s Summer Marketplace.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.