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Positively affecting the community: W.Va. Route 52 Flea Market opens for business, draws hundreds of visitors

By Emily Coppola for Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Brian Pauley looks over the goods at a venders booth at the new indoor/outdoor flea market at the former 84 Lumber location on U.S. Route 52, Saturday. Staff photo by Eric DiNovo

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Opening day of the new year-round flea market welcomed hundreds of visitors to browse the many vendor booths on Saturday.

Located in the former 84 Lumber building, the Route 52 Flea Market, purchased by Lusk Disposal Service owner Gordon Lusk, sprawls both indoor and outdoor. Open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday, the new establishment saw patrons milling in and out with their purchases.

Enjoying the bustling crowd, Bill Kinser saw the newly opened business positively affecting the community. Reminiscing on the former parking garage that stood in downtown Bluefield, which saw hundreds of vendors and guests wandering the multiple story building each weekend, Kinser saw this rivaling it.

“I think this is great;  I saw a big crowd outside. This is something that they’ve needed since the parking building was gone,” Kinser said. …

Read more: https://www.bdtonline.com/news/positively-affecting-the-community-route-flea-market-opens-for-business/article_f96b8a52-a050-11e9-887e-d7f607f021c3.html

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