Residents upset over return of swap m...

Residents upset over return of swap meet on Dyer

There are 47 comments on the El Paso Times story from Jun 7, 2009, titled Residents upset over return of swap meet on Dyer. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Just when residents near the Discount Mall in the 5600 block of Dyer Street thought problems with trash left behind by flea market vendors during weekends was over, the merchants have returned.

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The RAVEN

Brunswick, MD

#44 Jun 9, 2009
El Paso is not noth Juarez so if you and the rest who think that way should go live in juarez and not make coments about it. If you hate the city that much get the fuck out so that the ones who care about it can fix it and the ones who are ruining the city can leave at any time no problem there. bye bye.RAVEN
STFU

El Paso, TX

#45 Jun 9, 2009
KeepFleaMkt wrote:
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It sure the heck is!! Where did you get your information?
it's still NE

VPV

Since: Apr 09

Dallas, TX

#46 Jun 10, 2009
The RAVEN wrote:
El Paso is not noth Juarez so if you and the rest who think that way should go live in juarez and not make coments about it. If you hate the city that much get the **** out so that the ones who care about it can fix it and the ones who are ruining the city can leave at any time no problem there. bye bye.RAVEN
Okay Raven so it's not true north (or by the you should learn how to spell NORTH..)but you got the idea. As a matter of fact I did leave EL Paso but still love my home. If you would get out of the city you would see that other cities have flea markets in open large areas where hundreds come together to sell and shop and the areas thrive with business. It's people like you that should leave because you and the rest of you that think that way continue to hold back the city. If you want to sell your shit on the sidewalks and parking lots go to JUAREZ.
Katrina of Joyce

El Paso, TX

#47 Jan 24, 2011
If anybody really does read these comments that the past 43 people have said, you'd notice that they are all contradictory. El Paso is a pretty back asswards community. As for the people who live in the Flea Market area, not so much. We live just a small walk from the Discount Mall and yes, the area does get trashy during the market hours. It is generally because of the Customers. The vendors don't purposely litter, use some common sense. They have few trashcans that are usually piled up by the end of the day and I don't think I've ever seen a bathroom since I was kid in the nineties. But that was when the mall was actually open and when most of the vendors were ACTUALLY INSIDE.:O yes it was an indoor market for awhile, until they closed the mall and everybody just moved outside.

Now I don't understand why people view flea markets as a bad thing. Its one of the most traditional forms of owning a business going back to medieval times. And yes most of the Vendors do this for some extra cash to go to bills or families or gambling debts. They're human just like all of us, I hope. Opening a "respectable business" is usually out of the question unless they already had a business like D-Dads Produce. They just moved around the corner to a new building.

What the people of this community wouldn't mind taking the place of the Flea market would be a kind of grocery store, carniceria, whatever. A place where we wouldn't have to drive several miles to Wal-Mart. Something like the Hondo Pass Shopping center. But why not let it be as a flea market? Is it honestly that horrid to look at? Are people really complaining about this? And why do the military get a say in this when most haven't been in El Paso long enough?

Make something good for the people of the community. Not the money-grabbers.
Andrew also of Joyce

El Paso, TX

#48 Jan 24, 2011
First of all, F**K "the raven".
What's to make an eyesore of? Those vendors ARE running a respectable business. They had been running the same business inside the discount mall until the building was shut down. They just moved outside to the parking lot of the UNUSED building.
Wow

El Paso, TX

#49 Jan 24, 2011
For all People that did complain your complaining is over the owner who did not care about the discount Mall or the fleamarket has finally desided to sell the property for a whooping 16 million dollars to a walmart. Goes to say greed is everything and if the Major gets his way no one can go to a fleamarket in El Paso anywhere. Taking out about 250 small businesses is more important.
If you need anything cheap to save money ask the Major where you can find it I can tell you already he doesn't know because his purse strings are not as tight as most peoples here in Town.And opening a samll store is almost impossible because now the City goes after very small business too. By the time they have paid the sales tax and then the inventory tax they have nothing left and have to close the store. Goes to say The City of El Paso hates small business of any kind and will keep El Paso in poverty.
Katrina of Joyce wrote:
If anybody really does read these comments that the past 43 people have said, you'd notice that they are all contradictory. El Paso is a pretty back asswards community. As for the people who live in the Flea Market area, not so much. We live just a small walk from the Discount Mall and yes, the area does get trashy during the market hours. It is generally because of the Customers. The vendors don't purposely litter, use some common sense. They have few trashcans that are usually piled up by the end of the day and I don't think I've ever seen a bathroom since I was kid in the nineties. But that was when the mall was actually open and when most of the vendors were ACTUALLY INSIDE.:O yes it was an indoor market for awhile, until they closed the mall and everybody just moved outside.
Now I don't understand why people view flea markets as a bad thing. Its one of the most traditional forms of owning a business going back to medieval times. And yes most of the Vendors do this for some extra cash to go to bills or families or gambling debts. They're human just like all of us, I hope. Opening a "respectable business" is usually out of the question unless they already had a business like D-Dads Produce. They just moved around the corner to a new building.
What the people of this community wouldn't mind taking the place of the Flea market would be a kind of grocery store, carniceria, whatever. A place where we wouldn't have to drive several miles to Wal-Mart. Something like the Hondo Pass Shopping center. But why not let it be as a flea market? Is it honestly that horrid to look at? Are people really complaining about this? And why do the military get a say in this when most haven't been in El Paso long enough?
Make something good for the people of the community. Not the money-grabbers.
BILLY

El Paso, TX

#50 Jan 24, 2011
ME GUSTA IR AL DILLARDS PARA LOS POBRES!!!

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