Julien's Journal

Central Avenue Businesses Celebrate Handiwork of Local Citizens

Interior of the Mercantile on Central Ave. Photo by Zander Saleh.

by Elizabeth Kelsey

Whether tri-state residents are interested in making handcrafted goods, buying them, or both, Tim Hitzler has them covered.

A self-titled “social entrepreneur,” Hitzler is the owner of both Key City Creative Center, founded in 2017, and the nearby Central Avenue Mercantile, which opened its doors in November 2019. Both are bringing the maker movement, as well as a focus on handmade, local products, to downtown Dubuque.

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