There have been craft fairs held over the years at the Head House Square's shambles, but nothing is similar to what Bob Logue is planning this spring and summer for the landmark along Second Street between Pine and Lombard Streets.
Logue, an owner of Bodhi Coffee and Federal Donuts, has leased the property on Fridays starting May 11 for The New Market at The Shambles. He envisions it as a gathering place for local crafts people, artisans, and food producers/farmers.
The New Market, then, is "not a craft fair," Logue said. If you're buying clothing at wholesale and reselling it, for example, Logue is not interested. But if you design and make your own clothing, you are welcome.
"Usable goods," said Logue, working with business partner Tom Henneman.