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Building Character

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What a great place to look around for items you might not see elsewhere. A real potpourri of new... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2018
Jack K
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Must visit

Every time I go to Lancaster I make a point of stopping here. They've got so much cool stuff and... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Rachel B
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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BUiLDiNG CHARACTER is a fantastic collection of 50+ shops ~ at home in 10,000-square-feet of historic warehouses ~ in the heart of Downtown Lancaster's premiere shopping areas, the 300 Block of North Queen Street. It's a place where shoppers can...more
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342 N Queen St, Rear Warehouses, Lancaster, PA 17603-3072
+1 717-394-7201
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

What a great place to look around for items you might not see elsewhere. A real potpourri of new and old items. Some might even be collectibles. You can spend a good deal of time here having fun just looking, but don't be surprised if...More

Thank Jack K
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Every time I go to Lancaster I make a point of stopping here. They've got so much cool stuff and sometimes host fun events.

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed August 8, 2017

I have lived in the Lancaster area for 37 years. Friends have told me many times about this place, but I never got there, until Saturday. It is an old warehouse shared by many antique dealers and crafters. It was a lot of fun browsing....More

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Reviewed June 26, 2017

We were drawn to Building Character because of its tag line of "Vintage, Recycled and Handmade," and while we felt it wasn't quite as advertised, this was a fun place to stop and look around. The best part is that some of the vendors have...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in with our two year old daughter so keeping her hands off the fragile items was a challenge, but we survived! This place seemed never ending, had a cool vibe, and had such a variety of vintage, repurposed, recycled items that it was...More

Thank Nathan D
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

I love the unique gifts this place has to offer. The staff is always nice and very helpful. This is the first place I go when I need a present for someone.

Thank lovelycmt670
Reviewed March 7, 2017

Tucked back in off the street, this place is like finding a buried treasure! I have no idea how many different stands there are but if you are interested in finding that unusual or vintage or antique item for your home.. this place has got...More

Thank CPE912
Reviewed March 5, 2017

This was listed as selling antiques – well, majority of the place was like a yard sale with craft fair and goodwill reused clothes mixed in. It was also interesting they had an entire room of what appeared to be used clothing and shoes -...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

This place is great! It's a huge store with many many vendors who stock it with great one of a kind treasures as well as antiques. My boyfriend and I bought several items and thoroughly enjoyed perusing the store for a long time and ended...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

I moved to the area in 2009. We had a wedding coming up & needed a gift. BUiLDiNG CHARACTER was recommended by several people. I went. I loved it! I became a customer for the next 5 years & then became a vendor myself in...More

1  Thank Climber673433
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Response from BUiLDiNGCHARACTER717 | Property representative |
BUiLDiNG CHARACTER is Downtown Lancaster's largest retail store offering vintage, recycled and handmade goods in 10,000 square feet of historic warehouses. We are also home to the nonprofit Heritage Press Museum, a working... More