Opa-locka Hialeah flea market closes after 40 years (includes video story)

After a 40-year run, the Opa-locka Hialeah flea market, located at 12705 NW 42nd Ave., will close its doors officially June 30.

Vendors shared their struggle of having to pack up and leave by September.

“Start from the beginning again, from zero, maybe below zero,” says vendor Mazen Moussawel.

Irma, who declined to give her last name, feels devastated by the market’s closing. She is trying to find hope in her second store at another flea market, but she is not optimistic.

“They don’t have advertising for the other place, no business for the other place,” says Irma.

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