Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Fox Plaza Announces Flea Market Upgrades

Facility Improvements, Added Parking Goal of Recent Projects
Fox Plaza Flea Market patrons crowd the area
looking for good deals during the 2012 holiday season
One of the Sun City’s longest running flea markets is still going strong in central El Paso, and recent investments have resulted in upgrades that the management of Fox Plaza hopes will keep visitors happy. The upgrades mostly took place during 2012 at the Fox Plaza Flea Market, located at the corner of Alameda Avenue and Paisano Drive. 

Canopies were installed over common areas
at Fox Plaza in 2012.
The first project replaced restroom facilities with permanent buildings at a cost of $120,000. Restrooms had previously been housed in trailer structures.

Shade canopies were also installed in the common area of the flea market, and over the stage area. These are located in the approximate center of the market and were a $15,000 investment.

The third project involved replacing several palm trees that had perished in the historic freeze of 2011, some up to 30 feet in height. Replacing the trees had a cost of $14,000.

Restrooms are now in a permanent structure.
Jeannette Negrete, Property Manager for the Fox Plaza shopping center, says that the projects had been considered before, stating, “These were improvements we had been planning for a while,” with the financial stars aligning last year.

A bit further back, 102 parking spaces were added to the 1,600 existing spaces in 2007.

The Fox Plaza Flea Market began operating in the 1960s, and boasts between 15,000 and 20,000 visitors on any given Sunday. Attendance has bloated up to 33,000 patrons on relatively recent days. 
The layout of the Fox Plaza Flea Market.
The market offers over 300 vendors and is open Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. year round. It is located at 5559 Alameda Avenue in the area behind the retailers in the shopping center. Website: