I'm sure that many of you have seen the signs posted on telephone poles throughout town or read in The Jessamine Journal that Peddler's Mall in Nicholasville closed its doors at the end of last month. It wasn't management's decision to close the business, but their lease on the building wasn't going to be renewed. The owner of the building decided to sell it to a nationwide office supply chain store. How sad that Nicholasville is losing the only indoor flea market that it had.
Peddler's Mall had booth spaces that many local entrepreneurs rented by the month. These entrepreneurs used the booth spaces to sell their many wares from antiques, arts and crafts, collectibles, furniture, electronics, custom made signs, T-shirts, ball caps, tennis shoes, and lots of miscellaneous. Some bought and resold for the fun of it and others did it as second incomes for their families.
The first Peddler's Mall store opened in Louisville in 1997. Our local Peddler's Mall was opened in June 2002. There are stores in Elizabethtown, Frankfort, Richmond, Winchester, Georgetown, Danville, Campbellsville, Paducah, Murray, five locations in Louisville and one store in Clarksville, Ind. There are also two locations in Florida.