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 FleaMarketZone.com in an e-mail message that “the shame of it is some of the vendors at the Grandview had been there for over 20 to 30 years.” Lore says that some vendors are moving to the existing flea market in Londonderry, N.H., while others are headed for a new indoor market opening soon in Lawrence, Mass.
The Grandview Flea Market had struggled for a couple years as it battled a suit brought by handbag maker Coach in regard to some illegal knockoff products found for sale on site.