Here are several updates to recent FleaMarketZone news items.
A judge dismissed Sony’s suit against Cole’s Flea Market, ruling that the owner of a market is not responsible if a vendor sells bootleg music. The April 16 story has been updated with comments from the market management and from Sony, although Sony’s comment was “no comment.” In related news, the Grandview Flea Market in Derry, N.H., is being sued by Coach because vendors at the market sold counterfeit purses. Check out these news reports in the Eagle Tribune of Andover, Mass., and in the New Hampshire Business Review.
Meanwhile, Manhattan’s Hester St. Fair held its grand opening this past weekend as FleaMarketZone reported April 22. That’s a photo from the fair’s grand opening. The market got some good press from the New York Times Online. There are more photos and rave reviews from Markets of NYC and The Lo-Down.
And in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where two new markets are expected to open soon, as noted in this April 19 item, the owners of the new Smokey Point Swap, Rich & Lorna Combs, had a lot to tell FleaMarketZone through e-mail:
The new site is all outdoors. This site is smaller but is mostly level … Here we think we can be open if it rains a little. Most sellers have pop-up tents, and buyers can bring umbrellas. The perimeter spaces have electrical boxes approx. every 50 feet. Table rental is $3.50 delivered and set up at your space. … There is a $3 non refundable fee to hold a space until 9, after that it can be given out. If you reserve a space on Friday for Saturday or Sunday, you can order tables at that time, and they will be at your space before you arrive. We have some returning sellers from the old Puget Park Swap that have been selling for 30 years. They reserve a space or two for the entire season.
We are leasing the site. My opinion is with the down economy its a good time to buy. … The reason we stayed with the swap is because of the economy and the need for people to make some money to survive. We hope to make money, too.
FleaMarketZone found a Web site for the other new market in Poughkeepsie, called City Marketplace, but no one there has responded to our inquiries.