A new vendor market is opening in Detroit Lakes this weekend, offering an array of crafts, collectibles, antiques and other goods from nearly 30 Lakes Area consignors, all grouped together in one convenient spot just off Highway 10.
Called Junk & Disorderly, the market carries “a little bit of everything,” according to Kate Stempf, one of the shop’s three owners. The others are Kate’s mother, Heidi Stempf, and their friend and business partner, Diane Stone.
The shop is across from the Detroit Lakes Fire Department, at 514 Summit Ave., underneath Serenity Salon in the building next to Arvig. Shoppers will see a big Junk & Disorderly sign strapped onto an old fire truck parked nearby.
The truck, owned by Stempf, will be seated right along the highway to grab extra attention during the shop’s grand opening on Saturday, May 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There’ll be grilled food and a vendor prize basket giveaway during the opening.
Inside the market, shoppers will find shelves lined with homemade goods like canned jellies and locally made soaps, along with new and used home décor items, toys, essential oils, jewelry and more. Wooden signs, artwork and garden décor adorn the shop walls, while refurbished furniture and clothing racks help fill the floor.
“We rent floor space to vendors and they fill their spot with whatever they want,” said Stempf. “Everybody has a little bit of something different… And everything’s always changing because there are so many people, and they’re always pushing out new stuff.”
After the grand opening, Junk & Disorderly will be open every Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each of the consignors will be working there one day a month.
Stempf said opening the Detroit Lakes store was originally Stone’s idea. A Perham resident and longtime furniture refurbisher, Stone had been renting floor space to sell her goods in Park Rapids, but saw an opportunity to open up her own place, closer to home, Stempf said. She enlisted the help of her friend Heidi, who then brought Stempf, her daughter, on board, too.
They were initially planning to open the market in Audubon, but then switched to the location in Detroit Lakes. Stempf said they had no trouble finding vendors, filling their spots quickly through local and social media advertising: With the pandemic slowing business for the past year and some Fargo area vendor markets closing because of that, she explained, there were multiple vendors around who were looking for a new place to sell their products.
“All the stores around here (that are similar to Junk & Disorderly) have waiting lists,” Stempf said. “That’s why we wanted to start this -- we knew people would want to come.”
The vendors are all from within about an hour’s drive of Detroit Lakes, including several from the Cormorant area, which is where Stempf resides with her family.
For more information, visit the Junk & Disorderly Facebook page or call the shop at 218-396-9660.