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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
Hours Today: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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342 N Queen St, Rear Warehouses, Lancaster, PA 17603-3072
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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 1920s print shop which is open Thursday through Sunday. BUiLDiNG CHARACTER is open 7 days a week 10-6 Monday through Saturday and 12-5 Sundays. We have nearly 70 individual "shops" with a centralized checkout to purchase any of the amazing creations and finds from those shops. BUiLDiNG CHARACTER and our sister shop Madcap & Co. is located on the 300 Block of North Queen Street, which is where most of the city's shopping can be found. For more details, search "the300block" or "visitlancastercity."
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