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What is the “Merc”?

Lark Street Mercantile, the “Merc,” is a curated retail marketplace located in Center Square Neighborhood in Albany. The Mercantile’s desire is to celebrate our local makers and also offer one of a kind, high-quality, hand-made products and goods to the local community. It’s all about local and hand-crafted gifts.

It is a unique opportunity for talented makers to sell their goods in a diverse and creative atmosphere. Our makers have the opportunity to build their brand and realize their dreams of owning their own business. 

Be sure to check out our other location at Clinton Street Mercantile in Schenectady, NY.

One of a Kind Gifts & Goods

The Merc prides itself on being able to offer the community unique, quality, handcrafted goods from local artisans. From soaps and sundries to art work, jewelry and local themed gifts, we’re sure you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for. Shop for yourself or for that special someone.

unique local and hand-crafted gifts

Local in Every Corner

The artisans that make up the Merc are local to the Capital Region. On many days, you can meet and talk with our makers while you shop! Are you interested in having something custom made for a special gift or for yourself? Many of our vendors offer custom work. They would love to help you design something special and unique.

Workshops & Classes

The Merc isn’t just a unique retail space. We also offer workshops & classes every month, taught by our vendors. All Workshops are at our Schenectady location. These workshops are all beginner level or no experience needed. All you have to do is grab a friend, show up and have fun learning something new! From paint and sips, to embroidery and jewelry making, there’s something for everyone. Make your own local and hand-crafted gifts. Click below to view our current available workshops.

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