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Alemany Flea Market Uncertainty: Will the Traditional Sunday Gathering Place Survive San Francisco’s Budget Constraints?

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 26, 2024
Vendors at the Alemany Flea Market aim to remain operational

The Alemany Flea Market in San Francisco has been a cherished Sunday tradition for many years, bringing throngs of shoppers and sellers to a parking lot in Bernal Heights. However, this past weekend, there was a sense of unease hanging over the market. Vendors displayed their wares like record albums, crockery, artwork and more, but there was concern about the market’s future.

Last week, a city representative announced that all city programs were under review for potential budget cuts due to financial constraints. While no final decision had been made regarding Alemany, some vendors at the flea market were worried about the impending deadline for vendors at another flea market in Civic Center Fulton Plaza, which was set to end on March 29.

During interviews with The Standard on Sunday, some vendors expressed their fears that the Alemany Flea Market could be next on the chopping block due to San Francisco’s budget issues. The market served as a weekly community gathering place and losing it would be a significant blow to both sellers and shoppers who relied on it for their livelihoods and unique finds. The uncertainty about the market’s future was palpable among those present at the flea market this past weekend.

By Samantha Nguyen

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