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: http://www.elpasotimes.com/business/ci_20398014/mercado-replace-downtown-flea-market-latest-bid-improve

3 comments:

  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.

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

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  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.

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