Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Park ’n Swap expands with new Ariz. flea market

After running Phoenix Park ’n Swap flea market for more than 30 years, general manager Richard Hogue is expanding to the West Valley with plans to open Glendale Park ’n Swap in September. The new swap meet will have more than 850 vendor spaces, including nearly 300 indoors, at a 27.5-acre former industrial site at 6112 N. 56th Ave. near the intersection of 57th and Bethany Home Road in Glendale, Ariz.

Delaware North Companies, which already owns and operates the Phoenix Park ’n Swap, purchased the property in foreclosure in November. The company is completing a $3.7 million renovation of the property this summer, including equipping the 120,000-square-foot former industrial building with a new cooling system. Other improvements include constructing a fully-lit parking lot, adding food and beverage concessions and a dining area, and updating the restroom facilities.

“We are creating a clean, comfortable year-round shopping experience for the residents of the West Valley and the region,” says Hogue in a press release.

The new flea market will be open Friday through Sunday and Wednesday evenings. According to Delaware North, a “significant number of vendors have already signed on,” and more are being sought. For more information, call (855) 462-7927, visit the Web site, or text “vendor” to 55678.

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