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Inside 43215: Go For Gold


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How would you like an extra 500 bucks, and what if, at the same time, you could help out a downtown icon?

Pearl Market and Federal Gold Traders have teamed up to put cash in your pocket and help support the Market. They will hold a fundraiser on August 7 and 8, but it will also put money in your pocket. Huh? We promise; it will be as easy as one, two, three.

Pearl Market has been a downtown amenity for decades, but did you know grants and vendor fees only cover about 50 percent of the cost to run the Market every year?

Capital Crossroads SID fills the gap so Pearl Market can energize downtown and bring local, farm-fresh produce, handcrafted items, artisan breads and jams, meats and cheeses to you May through October.

Federal Gold Traders is located right around the corner from Pearl Market, and they buy all kinds of precious metals from mismatched earrings to silver place settings (and everything in between). On August 7 and 8, Federal Gold Traders will set up in the lobby of the One Columbus building at 10 West Broad Street. They will buy your unwanted items, and then make a donation to Pearl Market.

So how does it work?

  1. Gather your broken, mismatched, out-of-date or otherwise unused jewelry, or other items made of gold, silver or platinum.
  2. Bring your items to work on August 7 or 8. The Federal Gold Traders’ team will be set up in the lobby of One Columbus between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Offering the very best market price, they will value your items, give you a chance to sell, and receive the cash on the spot.
  3. If you decide to sell your items, Federal Gold Traders will make a donation equal to 10 percent of the purchase to support Pearl Market.

  4. The average transaction is 500 big ones. Man, that’s enough for a little weekend getaway with your sweetie, and then Federal Gold Traders will donate 50 bucks to Pearl Market?

  5. The donation doesn’t come from your proceeds. It comes directly from Federal Gold Traders. You leave with extra cash in your pocket also knowing that you help support Pearl Market. If you’re in a hurry and can’t wait until next week, you can go into Federal Gold Traders at 4 E. Broad Street, tell them you want to participate in the Pearl Market fundraiser, and they’ll hook you up. Don’t forget to help spread the word.