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American dream: Vendor makes good, builds thriving wholesale business

About 25 years ago, Anu Sahni came to this country to make a new life. “I started in 1987 by selling at flea markets and fairs,” he recalls. “We were selling all kinds of stuff. People would ask what we sell, and we’d say, ‘Oh, this and that, all that jazz.’ ” Sahni named his business All That Jazz, and now he does a thriving trade selling wholesale blankets and clothing and more to flea market vendors like he used to be. He remembers his flea market roots very well. “We grew out of the same environment we are selling into now,”... 

Bellingham Flea Market relocates after eviction

The Bellingham Flea Market in Bellingham, Wash., which opened in April 2010, is being pushed out of its current home. As owner Dan O’Donnell writes on his Web site: Ok, our location on Chestnut has been wonderful, but we’ll be setting sail again soon. The building is being built up two more stories and repurposed to an apartment building. We’re looking at a couple of downtown locations and will soon decide which one we’ll be moving to. Sunday September 25th will be our last day open on Chestnut St., I hope you can come visit us before then!... 

Marketplace Austin

September 28, 2011 by publisher  
Filed under Flea Market Directory, Texas

10601 North Lamar Boulevard Austin, TX 78753 Manager/Owner: Mark Ginden Phone: 512-491-8030 Open Fri – Sun. 10am-8pm. Office is open Thurs.-Sun. 12pm-6pm for vendor inquiries. Visit us online at  Read More →

New Hampshire’s Grandview Flea Market shuts its doors

The Grandview Flea Market in Derry, N.H., known for its giant pink elephant, held its last session ever this past weekend, after decades in operation. “After a full day of business on Sunday, September 25, Grandview Flea Market is closing forever,” a message on the swap meet’s Web site says. “We had a great weekend. Thank you to all of you who came out to share it with us.” Joe Lore, a glass pendants vendor at the market, tells in an e-mail message that “the shame of it is some of the vendors at the Grandview had been... 

Lawrence Flea Market

September 27, 2011 by publisher  
Filed under Flea Market Directory, Massachusetts

468 North Canal Street Lawrence, MA 01840 Manager/Owner: Keith Williams Phone: 978-688-4161 Open year ’round Sat. and Sun. 8am-5pm. 200 indoor spaces, outdoor spaces also available. Visit us online at  Read More →

I-75 Flea Market

September 26, 2011 by publisher  
Filed under Flea Market Directory, Georgia

400 Direct Connection Drive Rossville, GA 30741 Manager/Owner: Kenny Myers, Wade Fowler Phone: 706-891-2020 North Georgia’s largest flea market is open Sat. and Sun. 9am-6pm, year round. I-75 Flea Market is well-equipped to accommodate 500 vendors per weekend, offering a wide variety of products and services. Vendor space as low as $10.00 per day! Ample Parking, Security, Restaurant, Clean Restrooms, Free WIFI for Vendors, ATM Machine, Roll-up Doors at indoor booths. For more info, visit us at  Read More →

Orange County Fairgrounds evicts 42-year-old swap meet

Last year, the cash-strapped State of California tried to sell the Orange County Fairgrounds, a move that incited public opposition, led by the Orange County Market Place, a 41-year-old swap meet with over 1,100 vendors. That effort failed. A year later, as announced in a Sept. 23 press release, the Fairgrounds Board of Directors voted to evict the longtime flea market operated by Tel Phil Enterprises. The press release says: By a 6 to 3 vote, the Board triggered Section 4 of the Second Amendment of the Lease with Tel Phil which allows either Tel... 

First Monday Trade Days packs in the crowds

Recession? What recession? At the First Monday Trade Days flea market and swap meet in Canton, Texas, the crowds are bigger than ever. Shoppers are coming to the town of 5,142 people for the Christmas shopping, likely half a million of them, says Linda Hatfield, operations supervisor for the huge monthly market. “This is our busiest season,” she says. “Probably there’s not an empty motel room in a 20 or 30 mile radius for the next two months. Bed and breakfasts have been rented out for a year in advance. This is the shopping time of the... 

Fragrance specialist offers range of new products to flea market vendors

September 22, 2011 by Michael Alterio  
Filed under Featured Suppliers, Supplier Zone

Amplic USA Inc., a supplier of candle and scented oil warmers to the flea market trade since 1999, is planning the introduction of a new line of body mists, car fresheners, and body salts. The company is also adding custom labeling for all its scented oil products. And according to company spokesperson Lilo Belcher, there’s more to tell. “New ceramics will be coming soon. This year alone we have added over 180 fragrances, mainly as a result of customer requests,” she says. “Our team anticipates manufacturing to develop and unheard amount... 

New Pegasus Plaza Outdoor Market takes flight in October

A year-old monthly flea market and a community development group in Texas are teaming up to create a new weekly flea market that will hold at least four sessions in October. The new Pegasus Plaza Outdoor Market, named for its venue in downtown Dallas, is intended to “promote local businesses and artists,” as well as to “bring feet to the street of downtown,” according to a press release. Brandon Castillo started the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market, a monthly swap meet, in July last year. His market will be providing the vendors and the entertainment... 

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