Late last week operators of the Bristol Indoor Flea Market asked a simple but perhaps complicated question out loud to its e-mail listing.
“If we re-open the flea market outdoors would you attend?”
Soprano said now that Governor Wolf announced Bucks County has moved to the Yellow Phase we can re-open the Flea Market but outdoors only.
Market Coordinator for PhilaFleaMarkets Tony Soprano said “We’re aiming to add Friday’s to our weekend lineup and hoping to open the outdoor market the weekend of June 5.
Outdoor hours would be from 8 am to 4 p.m Friday through Sunday, Soprano said.
The market can not re-open indoors until Bucks County is moved into the Green Phase per the Governors Executive Order issued in March, but qualifies to open under the Yellow Reopening Phase, Soprano said.
The flea market in a sense has experienced some challenges since it was announced it was renting the space vacated by Walmart by in 2017. But that has not deterred Soprano or dampened his hopes in making the venue a go-to place for shoppers in Lower Bucks.
markets grand opening attracted thousands to the Bristol Park shopping center in its first weekend filling the parking lot for the first time since Walmart closed operations right before Thanksgiving in 2017.
Attendees and vendors will have to adhere to social distancing guidelines and in person operational guidance, issued by Governor Tom Wolf Additionally vendors will, according to the state guidelines, will need to routinely clean and disinfect areas which are considered “high touch.”
Soprano who put the question out to shoppers and vendors on social media so far has received overall positive feedback about the outdoor plan, but the question about parking is also something on the minds of locals it seems.
“Where will we park?” one social media poster inquired.
Soprano did say Saturday morning the outdoor flea market will be on a “smaller scale.”
PhilaFleaMarkets has two other locations operating during the spring-summer seasons. One on Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia. And a second in Center City.