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Edwards House Bed and Breakfast owner Abby Stout, now also owner of Cedar and Sage Mercantile, sits in the front room of her bed and breakfast in Fort Collins, Colo. on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Stout’s newly opened mercantile offers locally sourced products on the new Fort Collins Marketplace established by Visit Fort Collins to help local merchants and crafters through the pandemic. (Photo: Bethany Baker / The Coloradoan )

If you can’t experience Fort Collins this holiday season, Fort Collins will bring the experience to you.

At least that’s the idea behind Fort Collins Marketplace, a new e-commerce platform formally launched on Black Friday by Visit Fort Collins, the nonprofit that promotes the city as a tourism destination. 

The Etsy-like e-commerce site gives local merchants a chance to sell “made-here, done-here” items and experiences for those wanting a uniquely Fort Collins gift to put under the