A long-running flea market in Encinitas, Calif., is now operating under new management. Emily Matson and Josiah Sharmahd are the new owners and managers of the Seaside Bazaar, as reported by the Encinitas Patch and confirmed on the swap meet’s Facebook page. Sharmahd and Matson have been vendors at the flea market since 2005, selling blown glass objects and green products. They also operate a retail store called Ecotopiia that specializes in eco-friendly goods.
The partners took over from former owner Steve Olson on June 4, as noted in this Facebook announcement: “The Seaside Bazaar has a new vibe. We welcomed new owners/managers Josiah and Emily this weekend. They also own Ecotopiia on Coast Hwy 101, a store dedicated to providing consumers with environmentally-conscious products. The Bazaar is being renewed, so come check it out often.”
In the few weeks since, the new owners have already put their imprint on the bazaar. According to the Patch, “they’ve asked their artist friends to create new designs for the bazaar and put up new signs. They’ve added new vendors, such as Bova Dosa, which specializes in the crepe-style south Indian delicacy, and Helix Electric Bike..”
The 50-vendor-strong Seaside Bazaar is open year round on Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call (760) 753-1611 or e-mail email@example.com.
Photo credit, with thanks: Encinitas Patch and Seaside Bazaar.