CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Owners of Tacony Palmyra Flea Market in South Jersey announced that it will close next month.
Right off the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge down a winding road you’ll find a large open space, which at first glance may seem uninteresting. But the area is a hidden gem for many.
On weekends, it turns into a lively cultural melting pot, where locals can purchase a hodgepodge of necessities like clothing, food, and toiletries at cheap prices.
“I don’t like it, I mean you got a lot of people buying things here,” said Jim Gennello, who has been shopping at the market for about 20 years.
It’s set to close on Aug. 18.
“People depend on this, people come from Philly, they buy produce,” he said.
While many vendors said they’ll find another flea market to sell at, shoppers like Tye Coles from Camden say they’ll miss the goods at reasonable prices.
“I always come here every week to get my fruits, I like the guy that sells them, I like the price, I like the freshness of them,” Coles said.
The space was once a drive-in theater, and what will happen after the flea market closes is still to be determined.