A deal between the Empire State Flea Market Association and AVR Realty, the company from which the market rents its Boston Post Road space, have reached an agreement that will allow the market to stay open through Dec. 31 of this year, The Journal News reports.
As part of the agreement, the Flea Market Association will withdraw petitions filed on behalf of several vendors asking Rye Town Justice Anthony Provenzano to order the market stay open until the end of the year, according to the TJN article.
Booth owners were first informed of the planned closure in August in a meeting with AVR. They fought to stay open through the holidays ever since.
The Port Chester Flea Market has been a weekend spot for bargain shoppers that features more than 100 booths and employs hundreds for the last 37 years.
Some booth owners believe that gentrification of the shopping center, which will see a Whole Foods Market open up this month, has motivated AVR to kick them out.
Read the full TJN article here.
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