In a U-turn, organizers of the Berkeley Flea Market say it will not be closed until April and will open this weekend if the weather cooperates. But even without rain, storm clouds rumble over the market’s future.
Berkeley Flea Market
Berkeley Flea Market shuts down for winter. ‘This is an emergency,’ say organizers
The 46-year-old market will be closed in February and March due to financial struggles, but should reopen in April. The hiatus will give organizers time to regroup and strategize to attract more customers.
The future of the Ashby BART parking lot is in flux
About 100 people came to a community meeting Thursday to call for affordable housing development and the preservation of the Berkeley flea market.
Adeline Ashby Antiques District: A treasure trove in South Berkeley
A concentration of like-minded shops at the intersection of Ashby and Adeline has been Berkeley’s very own antiques district since the 1930s.
Possibilities for Adeline Corridor include BART underground, public park
Three-dimensional models on view at the Ed Roberts Campus show increased green space, development on the BART parking lot and bike lanes.
Plans for Berkeley’s Adeline Corridor begin to take shape
Realigned intersections, relocated roadways, new bicycle lanes and affordable housing on public lots are among preliminary ideas city planners have floated for the Adeline Corridor project.
Will Berkeley flea market survive changing neighborhood?
African art and objects on display at the Berkeley flea market. Photo: Andrew Stelzer By Andrew Stelzer, KQED You can hear the rumble of a drum circle from more than a block away, and it grows louder and louder as you approach Berkeley’s Ashby BART Station. Every Saturday and Sunday — except when it rains — […]