Every Saturday and Sunday, from 7 a. The family, who live in Northeast Philadelphia, sells their products in local supermarkets, bodegas, barbershops, restaurants, and other businesses.
They hope to have their own franchise in Philly one day. The flea market, which is next to the Plaza Allegheny shopping center, popped up this month on an abandoned junkyard, next to the former location of an infamous opioid encampment along the Conrail train tracks.
At the helm of La Placita is David Groverman, a real estate developer who owns the ex-junkyard and the shopping center, home to neighborhood staples including Save A Lot, a pharmacy, and a laundromat. SEPTA riders may encounter consultants surveying riders about their experiences commuting as soon as Monday. The opening of the flea market is just the beginning of La Placita.
Annual flea market
A lifelong antiques dealer, Groverman struggled for over a decade to figure out how to use the fallow former dump. La Placita came to him as a natural outgrowth of his passion for old stuff and desire to activate the land in a way that suited the Fairhill community.
El Salon will offer customized catering and will be connected to an outdoor, covered patio that can be used for various purposes, whether posing for photos or for COVID-safe neighborhood gatherings. A mural is in the works too, inspired by some of the architecture and de of Old San Juan in Puerto Rico. We Love Philly member Milly Hernandez was hired by Groverman to work as the community liaison and vendor manager.
Hernandez is an entrepreneur herself, selling purses and clothes online. Hernandez is from Hunting Park, about a minute drive from La Placita, and her interest was piqued about this new community hub by one simple fact.
Hernandez also added that La Placita helps create more outdoor public space for Fairhill, just in time for the warmer weather. He envisions a coffee shop and gourmet cafe where they can sell ice cream by the scoop instead of just popsicles.
This way the community supports us and we support the community.
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The building at La Placita features a mural in progress by a local artist and students from the neighborhood. Milly Hernandez, vendor manager of La Placita, is pictured at the market at 2nd and Allegheny on Sunday, April 18, He sees La Placita as a mutually beneficial economic opportunity for North Philadelphia.
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