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BUiLDiNG CHARACTER

Vintage, recycled and handmade goods at great prices.

BUiLDiNG CHARACTER is Downtown Lancaster’s largest retail destination and our mission is simple: offer vintage, recycled and handmade goods at great prices. Inventory at our 60+ independent shops changes quickly, so it’s best to stop in often. At any time you’ll find architectural salvage, recycled name-brand clothing and accessories, furniture, locally made jewelry, gifts and cards, antiques and collectibles, and original works. We also showcase live local music every first and third Fridays. Make sure you have time to learn the craft of letterpress printing, which can be experienced through demonstrations Thursday through Sunday at the Heritage Press Museum located within BUiLDiNG CHARACTER.

We are open 7 days a week: Mon-Fri: 10-6 (EVERY 1st and 3rd Friday until 9 p.m.), Sat: 10-6, Sun: 12-5

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