Upon first arriving at Market Hill, the first impression is that it’s huge. Cars are coming in and out of the parking lot and yet many spaces remain, which shows you how big and accommodating it is. The Paul Michael Company sign is a welcoming sight. You know you are in the right place, and that Paul Michael and his team will take care of you.
Walking out of the Texas sun and into the space, the air-conditioning feels like the ultimate luxury, but that’s just the beginning. The Paul Michael Company takes up 11,000-SF and is well-appointed with art, plush sofas, agate-topped tables, beautiful rugs and large cowhides. It sets the tone for the experience you can expect as you explore the rest of the venue. Inspiration is everywhere.
The remainder of the 130,000-SF space is occupied by the best vendors at Round Top. Each vendor is different. Each one has their own aesthetic and their own impressive collection of antiques, lighting, rugs and accessories. What they all have in common is their passion for this. They are all eager to meet you and answer any question you may have.
Walking through the breezeway, Market Hill also contains a restaurant and dining space and plenty of areas to rest and relax, like Pinky’s Bubbyle Lounge, where you can sit on velvet sofas and sip champagne.
“We love being at Market Hill,” says Stacy Graubart of The Select Pick. “Both as a seller and a buyer for our design clients. It is not only the best venue with food and places to relax your feet but is a great community of people.”
It’s really about bringing people together. And there are many ways Paul and his team do this every day and night.
Live music at Market Hill entertains shoppers and vendors alike. Live music takes place most nights. It’s one of the things first time vendor Michelle Cheatham is most looking forward to. “I look forward to the music after hours. I love socializing and making connections with new friends from everywhere,” she says.
Market Hill welcomes back the Heart Collectors, March 30 and 31. The international folk band is based in Australia and has played South by Southwest in Austin the last couple of years (receiving a “Top Bands to See at SXSW” nod by the Austin American-Statesman), eventually finding their way down to Round Top.
Another event that has become tradition at Market Hill is Paul’s Pig Roast. It’s become so popular and memorable, that it will take place twice during the spring show, March 23 and 30. The pig roast brings community together. People gather round to watch, to meet and greet each other, to drink and of course to eat. This is just one of the special events around food and community at Market Hill. Chef Preston talks more about what he has in store for the spring show on the following pages, The Restaurant at Market Hill, but it is a point of pride to have home-cooked meals made in-house. Something new Chef is introducing this spring is “Market Fresh” meals, variations of fruits, nuts, cheeses, green salads, fruit salads, wraps and other to-go options for shoppers and vendors on the go.
Come enjoy the food and fellowship at Market Hill.
Location and contact info:
1542 Highway 237
Round Top, TX 78954
9 a.m.-9 p.m.
March 21-April 7