The Opa-locka Hialeah Flea market will close on Sep. 30 after nearly four decades, causing hundreds of immigrant small business owners to pack and relocate.
Bernadette Guerrier, a 79-year-old native of Haiti, set up shop at the flea market located between Hialeah, Miami Lakes and Miami Gardens 36 years ago.
“I sell aluminum, I sell bedspreads, I sell sheets, I sell everything for the house,” Guerrier said. “That’s why I’ve stayed so long because when someone comes they see I have everything.”
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