Press Release

by Megan Reburn

An official press release went out today for The Bitterman-read it here first:


Bitterman Mini Shoppes & farmer’s Market to open

A unique shopping experience in Historic Downtown Evansville opens October 3, 2014


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (Sept. 24, 2014) – Mike Miller announced the October 3 & 4 opening of the Bitterman Mini Shoppes & Farmer’s Market, today, as part of the continuing growth in Downtown Evansville. The Shoppes & Farmer’s Market will feature an array of unique local products and produce.


Located at 204 Main Street, between Second and Third streets, the enterprise will feature a variety of products including local, 100% natural soaps from Soap Solutions; hand crafted clothes and accessories from Be; puppy tested, people approved canine treats and desserts by Bear’s Bones Bakery; women’s boutique items from Roffe’ Boutique; and, fresh-pressed organic juices from Evansville’s KickStarter funded Sunshine Juice Company, among several other vendors.


An indoor Farmer’s Market will share the space, adding locally grown produce, meats, condiments, and treats on Friday and Saturday. Participating vendors include sauce by Chat’s Gourmet Barbecue Sauce; fresh baked items from Artisan Bread; grass-fed meat by Stonewall Farms; locally grown goods from Engelbrecht’s, and Reimann’s Farms; green house produce throughout the cold season from Stohl’s and Bud’s Tomatoes; and, locally-roasted coffee from Dandy’s Slow Coffee.


“The Bitterman Building was built in 1906, housing Bitterman’s Jewelers and later Rowe’s Imports, known for their lamps and rug selection,” said building owner Mike Miller. “Chandra and I are excited to see the building return to its retail roots.” The Shoppes will be open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Farmer’s Market will be open on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Street parking is available, as well as a nearby City garage on 3rd and Walnut streets.


Manager Chandra Maxheimer thinks the time is right for this concept Downtown. “With the surging interest in local items and local food, and the recent resurgence in Downtown, we could not have found a better location and a better time to open,” she said. “The interest the community has shown before our opening has been almost overwhelming.”  Additional information is available at