A new flea-market will open in Dallas this summer, bringing the total number of outlets in the city to more than 20,000.
The Flea Market Dallas will open this summer in the Dallas South End area, near the intersection of Krog Street and Hart Street, said Mark Rader, a partner at Dallas-based Dallas-headquartered venture capital firm Rader + Partners.
It will offer a wide range of products, including fresh fruits, vegetables and meats, according to Rader.
The new market is expected to have a full-service, walk-in store, according the company.
Dallas will have its own version of the Flea-Market, with the goal of opening a new location in the future, Rader said.
It’s the second time in the past two years the Fleamarket has opened in the southern part of the Dallas area.
In March, it opened at the intersection in the South End.
The market opened to the public on May 31.
The Dallas market was named after Flea &Food, a local nonprofit group, which started it, Ramer said.
Its goal is to support local businesses and promote good stewardship of natural resources.
It began in 2003, but it has been open for a little more than a year, Raper said.
It started out with three shops, and now it has more than 40 shops in its footprint, he said.
“We are hoping to continue expanding our footprint,” Rader added.
Dallas has a large population of people living in and around the South Side, which has an abundance of fruits and vegetables, he added.
“It’s a very, very diverse market.
There are plenty of great, local businesses that are participating and contributing to the community.”