Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Displaced Aqueduct Flea Market vendors may be planning a move to Coney Island

This story has been confirmed by the New York Times — see below. The New York Daily News and a well-linked New York City blogger are reporting rumors that displaced vendors from the now-shuttered Aqueduct Flea Market are planning a spring opening at a new site on Coney Island. The News cited a single Web page, “under construction” as of this writing, that within the past day or two had more information. According to the News: While officials from the attraction, dubbed “BK Festival,” declined requests for comment regarding details, the... 

“Topless Sandals” are a warm weather hot product

A strapless sandal that adheres comfortably to the wearer’s feet is selling well at flea markets, according to Barbara Peterson, owner of Prettie Pretties by BJ. They are made from a skin adhesive similar to that used in medical prosthetics. “To put the ‘Topless Sandal’ on,” Peterson says, “you simply step on it heel first and then press forward. It’ll stay on all day long.” The sandals have become a huge hit with kiosk and flea market vendors nationwide, and they sell especially well in warmer and sunnier climates. Based in Deland,... 

Malta Drive-In Market readies for May launch

A sports event expert is using his planning expertise to fill a flea market void in upstate New York. Mike Thompson, who worked in professional sports marketing and management for 16 years, moved to the Saratoga Springs area, north of Albany, N.Y., a couple years ago, and he saw a niche to be filled. “My wife and I are big fans of flea markets and antique shows,” he says. “We noticed that there was nothing like this around here. My wife said, ‘Why don’t you do it,’ and I said ‘OK.’ ” He pitched his idea to the owners of a drive-in... 

Washington flea market copes with growing pains

The Pasco Flea Market, one of the largest swap meets in the state of Washington, has been expanding at a rate of 8 percent annually for the past few years, according to a report on KEPR-TV. However, the market is grappling with the challenges of fast growth, especially traffic. Last year, market owners Bill and Sheree Robinson were engaged in a battle with the City of Pasco to get approvals for much-needed improvements, as reported in October by FleaMarketZone.com. Now those approvals have come through, and the market is working hard to improve... 

Merchant offers closeout area rugs at the speed of e-mail

Offering a wide range of closeouts, discontinued items, and specials that are a perfect fit for vendors at swap meets and flea markets, Mayberry Rugs is reaching out to customers as never before. “I think that our special deals are what bring vendor customers to us,” says company vice president and general manager Dean Baker, “and now they can sign up for our e-mail club.” Visitors to the company Web site can click a big button right on the home page to subscribe. “We just started the e-mail newsletter a couple months ago,” says Baker,... 

Flea markets continue to support Japan relief efforts

The flea market community has responded to offer help to the people of Japan as they recover from a series of catastrophes. Those efforts are continuing, as seen in several recent news items: The Maui Swap Meet and the Brooklyn Flea are among those participating in the Bake Sale For Japan. A flea market in Whistler, British Columbia, raised $12,000 on March 26. A flea market in Dunedin, New Zealand, raised $10,000 on March 20. New Zealand was struck with an earthquake that killed almost 200 people in late February. A flea market in Philadelphia... 

Planning Board approves new outdoor market in Western Massachusetts

The Planning Board of Easthampton, Mass., has given the go-ahead for a new outdoor flea market set to launch May 14. Market owner and director Carla Racine is starting the market with a friend. “For years we’ve gone to flea markets together. We’ve held tag sales together,” says Racine. “Browsing at outdoor marketplaces, we’ve always said, ‘We can do this!’ and now we are!” “It’s the perfect thing for two single moms to involve themselves in through the season,” says Racine. “We’re providing a really clean, wholesome atmosphere.... 

As ‘buy local’ trend grows, flea markets are a natural fit

As an author, speaker, and marketplace owner, Sue Whitney has her fingers on the pulse of the flea market industry — and she says the impulse to shop locally is at the heart of major new trend. “With the economy the way it is going, buying locally is something people can really wrap their arms around and feel good about,” she says. “I do see it as a trend. It is about a lifestyle. People tend to eat healthy, they hang out with their families, they go to flea markets, they buy at co-ops.” Whitney has written three flea-market style books... 

May opening set in historic site for Homestead Flea Market

A veteran antiques dealer is launching the Homestead Flea Market near Pittsburgh with a grand opening planned for May 21. Iris Ramos, who owned an antiques business in California, has been searching for the right location since she moved to Homestead, Pa., three years ago. She finally found an 800-square-foot storefront for her swap meet in a historic building at 812 McClure St. “I was looking for a larger location, but the building is so beautiful, and the rent is very fair,” she says. “I live in the community, and I hope to make this a place... 

Rinaldi Flea Markets

March 24, 2011 by publisher  
Filed under Flea Market Directory, New York

900 Dutchess Turnpike (Route 44) Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 Manager/Owner: Josh Rinaldi Phone: 631 891 7112 Held on Sundays, every week. Located in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Rinaldi Flea Market now features business building, through community based workshops, recycled art projects, all inclusive cultural performances, circus arts for health, live music and movement, visual arts gallery and multimedia installations. We encourage community projects at the market to help those who have encumbered restrictions. Any creative ideas are welcome.Free... 

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