September 20, 2017, Denver – United Flea Markets, the industry’s largest flea market ownership group, has acquired J and J Flea Market in Athens, Ga. This is United Flea Markets’ third acquisition in 10 months, further demonstrating the group’s strategic commitment to growing the company’s portfolio of thriving businesses while helping further each individual flea market’s future success.
Along with J and J Flea Market, United Flea Markets currently owns the successful Mile High Flea Market in Denver, Colo., the Flamingo Island Flea Market in Bonita Springs, Fla., the T&W Flea Market in Pensacola, Fla., and its most recent addition, the Awesome Flea Market in Shepherdsville, Ken.
“For more than 30 years, J and J Flea Market has operated a thriving business in Athens. Our goal is to enhance and improve upon what has been built over the last 30 successful years focused on service to both vendors and shoppers market wide” said Rob Sieban, United Flea Market’s president and CEO, and chairman of the National Flea Market Association. “We look forward to further bolstering J and J’s loyal customer base making J and J the best place to work, shop, sell and spend the day.”
According to the National Flea Market Association there are more than 1,100 flea markets visited by more than 150 million customers each year, totaling more than $30 billion in annual sales. “Flea markets provide an entirely unique and social experience that consumers crave. We intend to continue identifying flea markets around the country that would be valuable additions to the United Flea Market company,” continued Sieban.
J and J Flea Market sits on over 120 acres in Athens, Ga. and offers 1,200 tables of sellers, 125,000 sq. ft. of indoor shopping, five restaurants, and welcomes tens of thousands of visitors every weekend. The market will keep its regular weekend hours, and admission policies for the time being.
Flea market owners interested in learning more about investments from United Flea Markets can visit unitedfleamarkets.com or call 303-289-4656.