The Bellingham Business Journal
An indoor, year-round flea market will open its doors in less than two weeks in the Bellingham Public Market building at 1522 Cornwall Ave. in the former Tube Time location.
The O’Donnell Bellingham Flea Market is expected to feature a variety of rotating goods, performers and artists each weekend.
The project is local real estate agent Dan O’Donnell’s latest. He believes the best remedy for a slow economy is to provide an inexpensive storefront for local commerce to thrive.
“I absolutely love the vibe that comes from local residents and local retailers coming together, negotiating deals and exchanging money, wares, referrals or whatever. When you pair that with the sights, smells and chaotic atmosphere of a public market, the energy is just amazing,” O’Donnell said.
O’Donnell also said the more than 10,000-square-foot building would give art and craft vendors an opportunity to sell their goods year round and provide a space for those whose garage or yard sales might be limited by the weather.
“One of Bellingham’s greatest treasures is the Farmers Market, but it only runs one day a week and only for six or seven months out of the year,” O’Donnell said.
The flea market will be open Saturdays and Sundays beginning with its grand opening at 9 a.m. on May 15.