Troll Market relocates to historic State Street building

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WATERTOWN — Inspire. Empower. Uplift. These three words encompass the mission of the Troll Market, which strives to reflect the diversity of the community — both artists and audiences — and provide a space for creatives to connect with the public.

The art and flea market opened at its original Eastern Boulevard location in October and has now found a new home at 1204 State St., a site rich with history and endless possibilities.

Ever since Troll Market owner Andrew “Andy” F. Rounds was a kid, he said he wanted to go into the space, having driven by it his entire life. Now, his vision is coming to life in that spot.

“We had a local businessman who is a supporter of the arts who came down and saw what we were doing over at the other location, attended a couple of our events and then came to me and said, ‘Hey, I purchased this really amazing building and I was wondering if it’s something that you might be interested in moving to,’” Mr. Rounds said. “I just kind of had to jump on it because it’s an opportunity for us to basically finance and own the building through my nonprofit. My Kindred will now have a place to meet, as well as incorporating downstairs as a community center to continue our outreach.”

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