[Starr Tents] Mount Vernon, N.Y., U.S.A.
There’s no place like New York City for the holidays, and each year Starr Tents adds to the festivities with custom, tented markets at Union Square and Columbus Circle, patterned after London’s famous Flower Market. With 179 customized units, the biggest challenge is the site itself–a major subway stop and thoroughfare. As the markets have grown, the red and white, 6-by-10 foot tents have become customized units with hard sidewalls, awnings and front openings that can be secured. Planning begins in September; the market is installed in five days and opens the day after Thanksgiving. During the weeks the markets are open, Starr Tents is also on standby for repairs.