The San Diego Union Tribune has profiled the Escondido Swap Meet in honor of the market’s 40th anniversary. The article explains that the market’s landlords want to develop the swap meet property, but the swap meet has locked in the site through 2021.
The high-school student journalists at Silver Chips Online have posted a fantastic photo slide show featuring The Flea Market at Eastern Market. The market has been held every Sunday in Washington, D.C., for 26 years.
The college student press also took a recent look at a market: The Chicago Weekly, a University of Chicago magazine, featured an area swap meet in an article that also focused on the local economy. With an eloquence rare in a news report — “Located in and outside of a large building with red, white, and blue candy stripes, the flea market has an air of history; while the building is worn, the business is brisk. A Polish-American shopkeeper offers antique sewing machines and aprons, fiddling with an aged teal Singer machine while chatting with customers. A vendor who has been selling authentic Italian food products at the market for fifteen years claims business is great” — the story painted a detailed picture of the Ashland Avenue Swap-O-Rama.
And for those who like their pictures moving, St. Louis’ KMOV-TV reported on record foot traffic at the Gypsy Caravan, an annual flea market held for the past 38 years to benefit the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.