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Old 02-05-2008, 06:50 AM
 
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I'm sure there is an official name for this place, but as long as I've been in Raleigh - that's what I've heard it called.

So has anyone been and what exactly do they sell there and when are they open?
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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We haven't been there in about 10 years. Moderator cut: removed

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Old 02-05-2008, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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The flea market on Capital Blvd. has been around for what seems like forever. Years and years ago it was owned by IBM, was later a business college (Hardbarger?) and eventually morphed to an indoor flea market... later expanding to both indoor and outdoor vendors.

In recent years, the flea market (along with multiple food vendors) has become more of a destination for the hispanic community, to the point where it is pretty much only frequented by the ever expanding Latino community in Raleigh.

My take is this : it is mainly a social/cultural spot for the Hispanic community, and unless you have a strong grip on the spanish language, I would probably suggest you take your flea market business to the State Fairgrounds.
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:46 AM
 
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I have heard there is some great food there, though.
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Old 02-05-2008, 12:40 PM
 
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Is was never the best one in the area and has little to recommend it.

Surprised it's still around.

As mentioned, very Hispanic oriented. Was a general flea market some years ago. Originally started as a closed Woolco store.
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Yes, the Flea Market Mall on Capital Blvd. has many Latino vendors and customers, but you don't have to speak Spanish to go there; most of the Latino vendors speak enough English to help you with your purchase. There are also long-time Carolinians there.

Most of the merchandise in the Mall and outside is very inexpensive. There are not many antiques. Mostly household items, some collectibles.

There is a GREAT taco stand at the bottom of the parking lot, just to the left of the entrance on Capital Blvd. Delicious real Mexican-style tacos. I especially love the Carne al Pastor and the Barbacoa.

There is also a great fruit and vegetable market on the north side of the main building. You can get fruits and vegetables at a fraction of what you would pay in a grocery store.

It is certainly an interesting cultural experience. Everybody is very nice and polite.
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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So what other flea markets are there? My wife loves going to them and we are moving there soon.
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:12 AM
 
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So what other flea markets are there? My wife loves going to them and we are moving there soon.
Pictures of the NC State Flea Market
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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not the greatest flea market...the one at the fairgrounds is SO much nicer!
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:43 AM
 
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I agree the state fairgrounds is better, but the Capital Blvd flea market does have great deals on fruits and veggies.
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