The former Canton Flea Market, in Canton, NY, reopened Saturday as Classy Collectibles, bringing some resolution to vendors who lost their market when former manager Frank E. Monnett was evicted for not paying July rent. Determined vendors, led by Dennis Kelly and his wife Susette Kelly who operate Grandma’s Kids, worked with the University Plaza’s new owner, David C. Muraco of New Venture Assets LLC, to reopen the market, which used to house around 85 vendors.
Classy Collectibles, located at 5933 US Highway 11, is now hosting around 55 booths in the market’s 20,000 square feet of space. “We have about half the space but more than half the vendors are still here,” says Dennis Kelly.
“Considering there wasn’t any real advertising, we did well on Saturday, and Sunday was a little slower,” Kelly notes. “People have to find us again.” The new market has arranged to advertise in local papers to spread the word that it is now open, at least for the time being.
“We have been promised we can stay open through Christmas, but everything is up in the air from there,” Kelly explains. As a result, Kelly is scoping out a new location for Grandma’s Kids and the other market shops.
Classy Collectibles features some of everything, according to Kelly. It is open Sundays and Mondays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesdays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is closed on Tuesdays. For more information, call 315-386-5729. To read news about the former Canton Flea market, click here.