300 Block Thursday: Marty Hulse


Meet the merchants of Lancaster’s 300 Block

Here are 3 things you may not know about Marty Hulse, owner of BUiLDiNG CHARACTER — 342 N. Queen St., Lancaster, PA, rear warehouses • 717-394-7201 • buildingcharacter.biz & Madcap & Co. — 310 N. Queen St., Lancaster, PA • 717-299-0827 • madcapandco.com:

1. At age 11, Marty started his own neighborhood newspaper called The Lafayette Gazette.

2. Beyond his journalism pursuits, Marty wanted to be a comedian. Saturday Night Live was his ultimate goal.

3. Marty comes from a long line of retailers. In the late 1800s, his family owned a store on Penn Square (where Fulton Bank now resides) called Zahm’s Corner.

BUiLDiNG CHARACTER’s 70+ shops offer vintage, recycled and handmade merchandise under one roof in Lancaster’s largest retail destination. Open 7 days. Mon-Sat: 10-6; Sun: 12-5; until 9 first & third Fridays

Find cards, candles, one-of-a-kind gifts at Madcap & Co., Downtown Lancaster’s go-to shop for the best in local, USA-made, and fair trade goods. We offer a yummy selection at our retro candy counter, too. Exclusive retailer of Lucky Mfg Co. merchandise. Mon-Sat: 10-6; Sun: 12-5; until 9 first Friday

“300 Block Thursday” is an ongoing feature of member merchants.

300 Block Thursday: Jodi Pabon



Here are 3 things you may not know about Jodi Pabon, owner of The Scarlet Willow — 320 N. Queen St., Lancaster, PA • 717-945-5883 • facebook.com/thescarletwillow

1. Jodi has three children – one each in elementary, middle school & high school.

2. Jodi has a degree in photography, but it’s not her only one!

3. During her college days, Jodi lived in London for a year, working as an au pair for a member of British Parliament.

The Scarlet Willow is 2 floors of all things vintage! Lancaster’s LARGEST selection of vintage clothing for men, women & kids fills our entire 2nd floor. Vintage housewares, linens, ephemera, typewriters, cameras & more! Mon-Sat: 10-6; Sun: 11-5

          o A Day in the Life Records — adayintheliferecords.com We offer a finely curated selection of new, used and rare Vinyl, Cassettes, CDs, Books and other related items for music lovers and collectors. Located in The Scarlet Willow.

“300 Block Thursday” is an ongoing feature of member merchants.