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Old 04-19-2012, 10:07 AM
 
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It's a shame to lose the flea market, but many decades of unwise "paving over" and development without much foresight for flood control led to this. My family used to shop there...didn't live in the immediate neighborhood, but, we went there to shop fairly often during the earlier years. The shopping center wasn't headed in a good direction, anyway IMHO....only the flea market was worthwhile. And my family hadn't lived near it for decades.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:39 PM
 
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I agree Lee it seems only the flea market lasted many years, I was sadden when Pancho's moved out.
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:15 PM
 
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Makes me so sad, so much has gone. The TSO where I had my first eye exam was there, and there was a laundry mat near the playground. Grace Bible Church had services in the back. The HEB had a room for kids with a TV I was there on opening day. Of course, I was there on opening day of the Piggly Wiggly at Blanco and Mariposa, and Windsor Park Mall. They're gone too.
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:40 PM
 
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I remember shopping many days at Penny's and having many gatherings at Pancho's, we lost a great old plaza.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:19 AM
 
Location: san antonio, tx
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So where is the Flea Market now? I went to Bussey's once and it wasn't that impressive. I think I was too used to Kobey's Flea Market in San Diego because they had a lot of new/unused stuff. I think I'll revisit Bussey's though. If there is another flea market I'd be interested to know where it is.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:31 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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For Flea-markets, There is Alamo outdoor flea-market. Thursday-Sunday. Its off of 410. There is also one down by the Toyota plant off of 16
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:03 PM
 
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Definitely not enough flea markets anymore. I never go to any because they're so far.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:04 PM
 
Location: san antonio, tx
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For Flea-markets, There is Alamo outdoor flea-market. Thursday-Sunday. Its off of 410. There is also one down by the Toyota plant off of 16
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:33 PM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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Drove by that building twice last weekend on my first visit to SA. Interesting to know the history behind it, now I wish I had stopped for pictures as it's actually quite pretty with all the different colors and broken down "abandoned" look.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:28 PM
 
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One of my favs was the Austin Highway Flea market, lots of junk but some good treasures.
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