Saturday, April 28, 2012

Mercado Replacing Flea Market Downtown

A decades old flea market in Downtown El Paso will soon be replaced by a new building housing a mercado. Local owners of the property at the corner of S. Oregon and Paisano decided to upgrade the area to contribute to Downtown's revitalization, according to a story in the El Paso Times.
"Mercado del Paisano" will include individual shops and small restaurants, covering a total of 17,500 square feet. Twenty-five shops have been leased, but no tenant names have been disclosed.
A property located across Paisano from the mercado site is rumored to be the location of a future Walgreen's store. A flea market is currently located on that property as well.

El Paso Times article:


  1. So is this going to be like the mercado building in Juarez? I think its a great idea just wished it would have been bigger.

  2. So are any of the current flee market tenants able to use the new mercado?

  3. According to the Times story, it seems like it won't have a large open feeling like the mercados in Juarez. It'll have small stores, almost like a mall. It's unknown if any current tenants will move into the new mercado.