Amador Causeway-Site of Panama’s New Flea-Market
The tourism project “Brisas de Amador” has opened up a Sunday flea-market on the Amador Causeway and I feel like I’m finally home. Stations are set up from the hours of 8am to 6pm with room for 500 vendors. So far, 25 vendors have arrived selling what you would traditional expect at a flea market: art, furniture, new and used clothing, sports equipment, books, and the list goes on. During March the cost for setting up shop was free, but as of this Sunday, April 6, the cost is $20 dollars. However, prices decrease for vendors who sell on consecutive Sundays.
There has been a lot of skepticism regarding whether or not the Amador Flea Market will attract tourism. Some Panamanians feel that selling used items isn’t appealing for tourists. Yet, so far, the project has opened on time and has been filled with customers, which benefits the local Causeway economy.
Flea-Markets in Europe, such as England’s Notting Hill and those in NYC’s meat packing district are considered hip and trendy places to find a good deal. I don’t see why Panama couldn’t be known for its own. Can you imagine all of the cool old relics that must be sitting in attics and secret underground lairs?
Will Panama’s flea-market help bolster tourism?
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