In Hope, Second Chance Flea Market closing, while Downtown Market is soon to open

Located on 2407 South Main, 2nd Chance Flea Market has been a destination shopping experience in Hope for five and a half years. Its booths have offered such diverse merchandise as vinyl records, antique and modern furniture, wall décor, fishing poles, books, sunglasses, skillets, CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays, vintage clothing for all ages, sizes and tastes and holiday decorations for all times of year.

But the business is gradually closing, owner Matthew Turner said. “It was a business decision, and we are closing to move on to other things. We will be open on Saturdays for the next couple of months liquidating our warehouse stock.”  Turner said no new owner had emerged to buy the business.

The store is part of a number of flea markets and antique shops hosted in the Hempstead-Nevada County area, which now includes newer places, like The Flying Pig Vintage Flea Market and Trade Days at 403 South Phillips near Perrytown and New 4 You Community Sales at 121 Arkla Circle in Emmet.

Meanwhile, older setups like Highway 67 Flea Market on 279 West First Street in Prescott, Bob’s Antiques on 116 South Elm in Hope, Elm Street Marketplace on 121 South Elm in Hope,  The Studio on 113 South Elm Street in Hope, T&C Resale Shop at 301 Hazel Street in Hope, The Rainbow of Challenges’ ROC’N Reruns on 104 South Elm in Hope and Hope Domestic Violence Prevention Resale Store on 1318 South Main in Hope and Vintage Girls Boutique and More on 107 South Main in Hope continue to sell second-hand items.

Soon, in downtown Hope, Downtown Market will open, under the ownership of Kamber and Adrain Henson.  Kamber describes it this way. “Downtown Market is a flea market, and our storefront location for our Vibey-Vents Event Rental business. We are also hoping to expand into pallet liquidations as well. We have a unique variety of vendors, items, and products. We’re really looking forward to having something for everyone.”

Asked how the Hensons got the idea to open a place like Downtown Market in Hope, Kamber said, “The idea developed over the last few years. I love thrifting, finding a good deal, and offering my clients unique pieces. I’ve dreamed and had an emotional attachment to this building and idea for more than five years. But I believe God knew we were ready for the new adventure now, and a lot of things really fell into place and led us here.”

Downtown Market will be located on 112 East Second Street.

  • An artist's rendering of what Downtown Market will look like by SWARK.Today's Dillan Kelsey.

  • The logo for Downtown Market was also designed by Dillan Kelsey.