608 Vintage

About 608 Vintage

Owner(s):

Jeff Gustin

Address:

34 S. Main Street

Phone:

(815) 980-8427

Length of time downtown:

3.5 years

Tell us about your business:

608 Vintage is a distinguished antique mall spanning an expansive 15,000 square feet, nestled within the heart of our community. Boasting a vibrant marketplace, we showcase a meticulously curated collection of treasures from over 100 vendors, occupying 130 booths. Our diverse inventory encompasses an eclectic array of antiques, upcycled furniture, artisanal crafts, and much more, each item thoughtfully selected to captivate discerning enthusiasts and collectors alike.Beyond serving as a premier destination for antique aficionados, 608 Vintage stands as a beacon of opportunity for budding entrepreneurs. We offer a unique platform for nascent businesses unable to afford the overhead costs associated with a traditional brick-and-mortar establishment. By providing accessible booth spaces within our expansive premises, we empower emerging artisans and craftsmen to showcase their wares to a discerning clientele, fostering growth and prosperity within our local business community.At 608 Vintage, we are more than just a marketplace; we are a catalyst for creativity, innovation, and economic empowerment. Our commitment to excellence and inclusivity permeates every facet of our operation, ensuring an enriching experience for vendors and patrons alike. Whether you're seeking to uncover hidden treasures or embark on a journey of entrepreneurial discovery, 608 Vintage welcomes you to explore and indulge in the timeless allure of the past.

Why did you choose to locate downtown?

Downtown was calling my name, and boy, am I glad I answered! After scouring the city for the perfect spot for six long months, my girlfriend quipped that I wouldn't find the right building; rather, it would find me. And wouldn't you know it, she was spot on!By pure serendipity, a friend tipped me off about this gem of a building up for lease. Curiosity piqued, I decided to take a peek, and from the moment I laid eyes on it, I knew it was fate. The aesthetics were captivating, the location was prime, and the energy of the revitalized downtown area sealed the deal.It was as if the building whispered secrets of success and opportunity, urging me to take the leap and make it my own. And so, without hesitation, I seized the moment, and the rest, as they say, is history. In the bustling heart of downtown, amidst the pulse of urban renewal, my vision found its home, and the journey of a lifetime began.

What's the best thing about being downtown?

Downtown is where it's at! It's buzzing with energy, all thanks to the cool stuff happening there. You've got the Marv blasting awesome tunes, drawing in crowds. Then there's Festival Street, a hotspot for fun events and parties.And the city? They're pulling out all the stops to make downtown even cooler. They're bringing in new businesses and throwing awesome events, like Night On Festival, all of the holiday events every year, and the amazing places to get something to eat.

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Contact

Downtown Janesville, Inc.
P.O. Box 8081
Janesville, WI 53547
info@downtownjanesville.com

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Janesville, WI 53545
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