Last September, the 40-year-old Webb Road Flea Market in Salisbury, N.C., was badly damaged by fire. Vendors have continued to support and sell at the market since then, but only outdoors. Now, 11 months later, the market is set to reopen completely. According to a report from WBTV.com, construction was completed on the new vendor facilities last week, and the swap meet will hold an official grand opening on Friday, Aug, 5. Over 500 vendors are expected to be on hand.
The new indoor area will be a 130,000-square-foot facility with four contained buildings and two open shelter spaces, according to News 14 Carolina. A story from SalisburyPost.com says there will be 10 buildings, featuring metal and wood-post constructions, with fire alarms, enhanced security and surveillance cameras. A new breezeway will offer a welcoming environment for shoppers and tie the buildings together.
Photo credit, with thanks: Webb Road Flea Market. Check out other great photos on the market’s Facebook page.