The Sunnyside Swap Meet is scheduled to reopen in Fresno, California in early February after being closed for the past fifteen years. The owners have been waiting on final approval from the Fresno city council since November to officially resume operations.
On Friday, the swap meet wrote an update on their Facebook page: “The city council meeting went well yesterday with no opposition so we can finally move forward! We expect to have everything in place within the next few weeks so we’re hoping to be open the first weekend of February if all goes well. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more and have an official opening date.”
A Long Process
According to ABC30.com, owner Frank Parisi and his son Bryan have spent tens of thousands of dollars over the past few months to revitalize the 11-acre property, actually located next door to the original swap meet, with new fences, paint, trees and sprinklers. Thinking that the permits were in place and everything was ready to go, Parisi opened Sunnyside in October for three weekends, only to have the city shut them down to further review the site plan, finally approving everything on Thursday, January 12.
For more information about the Sunnyside Swap Meet, call 559-485-7927 (SWAP) or email email@example.com.