LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A self-proclaimed “all-purpose nerd spot” with a Renaissance faire and fantasy theme has officially made its debut in Lancaster.
The brand new one Lancaster Troll Market was recently launched by owner and operator Dominic Lau, a Lancaster County native. Before opening his medieval, fantasy consignment shop, Lau worked as a prop master and set designer for 23 years.
“I’m a bit of a fantasy fan and I had this idea [for the Lancaster Troll Market]“Lau explained. “I just really wanted to build this thing! I’ve collected nerdy things my whole life.”
The new 3,500-square-foot Lancaster Troll Market currently has about 10 to 15 different vendors and consignors offering their imaginative and nerdy items for sale. According to Lau, the new store has a huge collection of thousands of items to check out, including books, toys, clothing, clothing, leather goods, jewelry, swords and more!
In addition to Medieval Renaissance-style shopping, the new Lancaster Troll Market also features two different themed areas that customers can book for their own events.
One room is called “The Bards Corner”, a stage and events area, and the other room is called “The War Room”, a game room designed for a more immersive D&D or role-playing experience; although Lau says the space can also be used for other meetings or events.
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The Lancaster Troll Market is located below 44 North Queen Street in Suite 1004A, previously occupied by the Nimble Thimble. Last Saturday, November 4th, the official opening of the new consignment and retail store took place.
Their opening hours are:
- Tuesdays // 11 a.m. to 6 p.m
- Wednesdays – Thursdays // 12 p.m. to 6 p.m
- Fridays // 11 a.m. to 6 p.m
- Saturdays // 10 a.m. to 6 p.m
- Sundays // 12 p.m. to 5 p.m
Looking forward, Lau says he plans to complete “Phase 2” of the Lancaster Troll Market, which will include a new “nerd crafting” area where guests can paint miniatures and build various terrain. Additionally, he says he will also create a small, exclusive area specifically for tabletop gaming.
He hopes to begin construction on the second phase after the holidays.
“[Opening the Lancaster Troll Market] is still surreal,” Lau added. “I’ve been working on it for the last seven or eight months. The support from people has been great – when they come in here they are just amazed!”
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