The market, built in the carrier's hanger, is the heart of Rivet City's commerce, a place where the merchants inhabiting the city make their business with visitors. It is the most active and rich marketplace throughout the Capital Wasteland.
The market is divided into stalls. The central set features Flak 'N Shrapnel's, Rivet City Supply, and Gary's Galley. Opposite them are free standing stalls belonging to Potomac Attire and A Quick Fix. Some of the shops keep their wares out in the open, making them vulnerable to abuse of the grab feature (just grab them, carry them off into a secluded area, go into sneak mode, and pick them up).
The marketplace is locked between 9 PM and 9 AM. Entering during that time or remaining in the marketplace after 9 PM passes will count as trespassing and turn the city hostile. The necessary key is called hangar key.