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Well that didn't last long. New York City's beloved Brooklyn Flea, which has been bringing its unique vendor mix to The Piazza at Schmidts every Sunday since June, is calling it quits here in Philly. "This Sunday is our final market at The Piazza at Schmidts (forever)," the Flea posted on Facebook earlier today. "Thank you Philly, it's been a great run and we appreciate your support. We're sad it didn't work out!"
Naturally, comments under the Flea's Facebook status carry a common theme of "The f*ck?" Some commenters are pointing the finger at The Piazza for not promoting the event aggressively enough; others blame vendors' "absurd" prices for turning off shoppers.
You can shop the Brooklyn Flea Philly's curated vendor list of antiques, collectibles, vintage clothing, jewelry, art, and handmade goods one last time this Sunday, October 27, from 10am to 5pm. And stay tuned: We just reached out to market manager Mark Vevle for comment on this madness.
Update: Vevle is launching his own flea market.
· The Brooklyn Flea Will Debut in Philly Late Spring [Racked Philly]
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· Brooklyn Flea [Official Site]