Building Character, Lancaster

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Antique Store · Hidden Gem · Shopping Mall
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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:

10-6 Monday-Friday (EVERY 1st and 3rd Friday until 9 p.m.),

10-6 Saturday,

12-5 Sunday

FREE Parking in the lot attached to BUiLDiNG CHARACTER on weekends only. FREE PARKING on Sundays at all street meters.
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  • My mom and I visited here during our trip to Lancaster for the day and had a great time walking around and viewing the vendors. The building is very unassuming and we weren't sure what to expect out....  more
    My mom and I visited here during our trip to Lancaster for the day and had a great time walking around and viewing the vendors. The building is very unassuming and we weren't sure what to expect out....  more »
  • Had such an awesome time walking through the large warehouse. Each booth has artwork from so many talented local artists. Also some great vintage finds. Definitely one of the gems of downtown... 
    Had such an awesome time walking through the large warehouse. Each booth has artwork from so many talented local artists. Also some great vintage finds. Definitely one of the gems of downtown...  more »
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  • I loved this place! What a great Lancaster find! I can’t wait to come back just to visit this place! I’m doing all of my holiday shopping here next year! There’s a wide variety of options when coming here. They have new and smaller businesses as well as antiques and thrifting! It’s a bit of a mix that makes for a great treasure hunting experience!
  • First time in store, staff was pleasant, store was full of unique and neat stuff, stop in take a look you never know what you may find.

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