Hordes of flea market fans ignored the heat and descended on the Dodger Stadium parking lot Sunday morning to check out the debut of the L.A. Flea Market. Some vendors – including Salvation Army – got rave reviews and the food trucks were a big hit, perhaps stealing the show from the traditional flea market vendors, according to Twitter users. But many first-day visitors – who paid between $5 to $25 to enter the market – were less than enthusiastic:
“From all the disappointed tweets about LA Flea Market, sounds like Rose Bowl Flea Market has nothing to fear. Hopefully improves each time.” – Typefiend
“Take on the LA Flea Market: food trucks were nice, but would rather spend time and $$ at the Rose Bowl. Much larger selection of vendors.” – DuhKeeks
“Dropped by the LA Flea Market opening. My impression is probably tainted by the extreme heat, but it’s a mediocre flea market w better food.” – jazzimgc
“LA Flea Market: not as much crap as one would hope.” – Eric Nigg
The next L.A. Flea Market is scheduled for August 29.