On St. Thomas, the holiday spirit will be magnified by U.S. Virgin Islands’ talent through locally-made gifts from small manufacturers that will be available to residents and visitors.
The Enterprise Zone Commission (EZC) — an entity of the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA), in collaboration with the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts (VICA) — will re-open the doors of the popular “Made in the USVI” Pop-Up Store.
The store will be open from Wednesday, Dec. 16, to Monday, Dec. 28, on the first floor of the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts building, 5070 Norre Gade, St. Thomas. It will be located in the white building across from the Frederick Evangelical Lutheran Church on Norre Gade and facing Fort Christian in the vicinity of the Emancipation Garden in downtown Charlotte Amalie.
The “Made in the USVI” Pop-Up Store will be open from Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The store will be closed on Sundays.
“The VIEDA and VICA team members are definitely looking forward to hosting 30 small manufacturers from St. Thomas who are creators of several USVI products within the spa, book, clothing and art industries — along with gift and home items — which will be featured at the store,” said Nadine T. Marchena Kean, managing director of EZC.
“The ‘Made in the USVI’ Pop-Up Store will also be a space full of many opportunities for artisans to safely collaborate and develop partnerships among themselves,” she said.
A “Made in the USVI” Pop-Up Store was also held this month on St. Croix.
Pop-Up Stores are short-term stores that are temporarily established in an available space to allow customers to experience products of a business first-hand.
To ensure the safety and health of the store’s vendors and patrons during this pandemic, masks are required and temperature checks will be taken at the door. Hand sanitizer and a hand-washing station will also be available.
For more information, call 774-5984 and visit www.facebook.com/MadeintheUSVI.