What is the “Merc”?
Clinton Street Mercantile, the “Merc,” is a curated retail marketplace located in the renovated historical Fitzgerald Building in Downtown Schenectady. The Mercantile’s desire is to celebrate our local makers and also offer one of kind, high quality, hand-made products & goods to the local community.
It is a unique opportunity for makers to sell their goods and talents in a diverse, creative atmosphere. Our makers will have the opportunity to build their brand and realize their dreams of owning their own business.
One of a Kind Gifts & Goods
The Merc prides itself on being able to offer the community unique, quality, handmade goods from local artisans. From soaps & sundries to art work, jewelry & local themed gifts, we’re sure you’ll find exactly what your’e looking for whether shopping for yourself or that special someone.
Local in Every Corner
The artisans that make up the Merc are local to the Capital Region. On many days, you can meet & 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 & would love to help you design something special & unique.
Workshops & Classes
The Merc isn’t just a unique retail space. We also offer workshops & classes every month, taught by our vendors. These workshops are all beginner level, or no experience needed. All you have to do is grab a friend, show up & have fun learning something new! From paint and sips, to embroidery to jewelry making, there’s something for everyone. Our current available workshops are available below.