About

Expect the unexpected

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 70+ independent shops changes quickly, so it’s best to stop in often. We may be a little tricky to find, nestled in three warehouses through a brick archway off the 300 Block of North Queen Street.

WHERE TO PARK:
Parking is available at metered street spots (it’s free on Sundays and holidays!). Kiosks are available on the block, but you can use any kiosk in the city to pay. The ParkMobile app also is a great way to pay too. There are plenty of parking garages nearby for your convenience. 

BE A VENDOR:
Want to be part of BUiLDiNG CHARACTER, Downtown Lancaster’s premier shopping destinations? We’re accepting applications for new vendors. Click here to apply.