Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Knoxville Vendors Make New Home

Vendors from the Turkey Creek Public Market have started their own indoor flea market after having been displaced this past July. The Turkey Creek Public Market had been open for one year and contained hundreds of booths, but shut down following a press release stating, “It’s just time to move on.” According to WBIR, the local NBC affiliate, vendors speculated that the location was to blame. Warren Biddle, with a number of other vendors, then decided to purchase the Old 84 Lumber Building on Clinton Highway and rent space to former vendors... 

KY Flea’s New Year’s Spectacular

The Kentucky Flea Market New Year’s Spectacular is scheduled for this weekend and will feature more than 1,200 booths of crafts, closeouts, grocery items, apparel, accessories and more. More than 500 antique booths will also have their own section of the event, which takes place at the Kentucky Expo Center, located at 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY. The Kentucky Flea Market celebrates 37 years in business this year, and as part of the festivities, there will be guest appearances by professional wrestlers “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan and Brutus... 

New Market for the New Year

Caesar Creek Flea Market has completed its total renovation and is now reopened in 125,000 square feet of fresh retail space. A celebration is planned for Saturday and Sunday, January 5 and 6. The flea market had been out of commission following a fire last March, limited to reopen one building per month since June. “It has been a long journey since the fire, but a journey that the loyal vendors of Caesar Creek Flea Market have walked with strength, determination and the most amazing positive attitudes,” comments Greg Dove, president of Levin... 

How to Know Your Booth is Covered

December 26, 2012 by Jes Zurell  
Filed under How-To Zone

Vendors are typically required to provide proof of vendor liability insurance when setting up at major flea markets, whether they sell food or hat pins. Vendor insurance policies are designed for small businesses that operate on a short term basis in locations that are not necessarily permanent. While liability insurance protects vendors from claims resulting from accidents on the flea market premises, there is also interest in property insurance for the equipment used to complete a sale. Here are a few questions to ask both yourself and a potential... 

Tu-Swap Debuts Unique Setup

Tu-Swap Indoor Swap Meet, recently opened in Tuscon, AZ, is situated in a 150,000-square-foot warehouse with booths ranging from six by eight feet to 20 by 40 feet in size, separated by pegboards for hanging merchandise. Booths are all equipped with electricity, and vendors are offered coffee on the weekends. What has proven to be attractive to many of the new vendors is the option to rent one of the building’s office spaces, which can be merchandised like a brick and mortar store. Each can be rented with its own key, so that the vendor may literally... 

NJ Planning New Farmer Flea Fusion

In line with the farmers and flea market fusion trend, the Hopatcong City Council voted this week to apply for a $32,000 grant from the Highlands Council to add a flea market component to the Hopatcong Farmers Market. The grant money, Councilman Michael Francis and Mayor Sylvia Petillo told the Alternative Press, will be used to advertise the market on the radio and local television stations. The team’s focus will be on attracting new vendors, then possibly moving to a larger venue if the response is great enough. “The [farmers] market took... 

Rummage-a-Rama Now Booking 2013

Rummage-A-Rama is one of Wisconsin’s largest indoor flea market events, taking place five times annually in the Wisconsin Products Pavilion at Wisconsin State Fair Park in Milwaukee. Event managers are now booking spaces for all 2013 shows. The next event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, January 26 and 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and until 4 p.m. on Sunday. Following the January Rummage-a-Rama, there will be markets on February 23 and 24, as well as April 6 and 7. For vendors, 10-foot by 10-foot spaces start at $79 for the weekend... 

Airport Farmer’s & Flea Market

December 17, 2012 by publisher  
Filed under Flea Market Directory, Florida

17375 Spring Hill Drive Brooksville, FL 34604 PH: 352-796-0268 Manager/Owner: Dorri & Joe Spoto, Market Managers The combination flea and farmers market blends new and old shopping experiences.  Find everything from arts and crafts to zucchini at the market without needing to make an extra stop. Market hours open every Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 3 pm. Contact Dorri & Joe Spoto for space rentals at 352-796-0268, over 360 booths on 19 acres!  Read More →

How to Use Markets to Grow Your Business

December 17, 2012 by Jes Zurell  
Filed under How-To Zone

As the economy has brought many entrepreneurs out of the woodwork and into a booth, flea markets are taking on a new role, which is that of a startup incubator. Ripe ideas often take root at flea markets, which many find are the perfect place to start or expand a business. By taking advantage of the unique opportunities presented at these eclectic events, you can boost your profits and solidify sales in the New Year, both at and away from the table. Use your position at the market as a chance to intermingle with shoppers. The flea market is as much... 

Malls are Latest Market Hotbed

As the first official day of winter approaches, many outdoor flea markets move inside until spring. An emerging trend, however, is for markets to move into shopping malls rather than into a proprietary building. Tarron Coalson, general manager of the Marketplace Mall in Winston-Salem, NC, emphasizes that flea markets often make lucrative tenants, among other positive attributes. This fall, the Marketplace Merchants Mart moved into a vacant space in the shopping mall and has seen much success since the move. “[Having the flea market here] does... 

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