A new flea market near Baltimore, launched by three former construction industry veterans, is rising steadly on a solid foundation. Since its start in January, Martin’s Flea Market at 2800 Eastern Blvd, Middle River, Md., has expanded to 15 long-term vendors inside a former warehouse, with others selling day-to-day both inside and outside. The permanent sellers offer a range of products, including home interiors, NASCAR items and tools, refurbished computer equipment, Harley Davidson items, furniture, baby clothes, and toys.
The market was started by three partners who used to work in construction. They started selling items they bought at storage unit auctions and estate sales, learning as they went how to price items for sale. “People just don’t have the money,” organizers told Kim Remesch of the Essex-Middle Patch. “We had to price things so that people could buy them, and we could make a little bit of a profit.” The organizers still sell at the market, in whatever indoor space is not taken up by other vendors.
The market is open Friday afternoon and Saturday and Sunday all day. Outdoor spaces are $10, and indoor spaces are $20, with discounts for vendors who will commit to longer stays. For more information, call (240) 508-1535 or (240) 508-0833.
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