by Meaghan Brophy
After much anticipation, Storage Warz Flea celebrated its opening weekend in Ennis, TX February 26th – 28th. Storage Warz is a completely indoor, family owned market. Market founders James and Lanette Stephens “have been in the flea market business for over seven years,” says Storage Warz Flea Market Manager Kimberly Garris. “They have been attending markets their entire lives and have always been interested in opening a family friendly market. They just happened to come across this building in their home town.”
The indoor space is newly renovated, climate controlled, and has three different selling areas. “Our market is organized by vendor needs,” explains Garris. “Smaller, partitioned booths are in our office building, larger non-partitioned booths are available in our cross building, and yard sale booths are available in our Storage Warz building.” Yard sale space rentals are per day or for the weekend. Regular spaces are weekend or monthly rentals only, with discounts given to monthly renters. “We do our best to keep vendor spaces at a reasonable rate so as not to cut in to the seller’s overall profit,” continues Garris. “We want our vendors to feel like part of the family.”
In total, there are 130 vendor spaces currently offering everything from furniture, clothing, handcrafted art and jewelry, tools, cowboy boots, jams and jellies, Brazilian jewelry, onsite embroidery, and many more arts and crafts. “We would especially love to find an army surplus vendor and a knife vendor,” says Garris.
“Opening weekend traffic surpassed our expectations,” explains Garris. “We estimate between 10,000 – 16,000 people visited our market.” In continued efforts to grow their business, Storage Warz is finishing construction on their onsite food court. The food court will be over 5,000 square feet and carry more than 75 menu items. At this time parking and admission is free to all visitors. The market is open 8am – 5pm every weekend Friday – Sunday. Management asks that vendors are on-site by 7:30am and have their booths staffed during all operating hours. No animals are permitted, and with the exception of the yard sale section, all vendors are required to have a sales and tax number.
“We are excited to bring our market to the Town of Ennis and appreciate all of our vendors,” says Garris. “We are a family owned and operated market and work diligently to ensure that our vendors suggestions are taken in to consideration.” For more information, and to register as a vendor, visit www.ennisflea.com.
Storage Warz Flea Market
1500 Jack McKay Blvd
Ennis, TX 75119
Tel.: (972) 875 – 3532