LETTER TO THE EDITOR: An invitation
After 35 years of business, the Tahoe Flea Market in Meyers is being threatened with closure. The California Tahoe Conservancy purchased the land it is held upon from the Elks Club several years ago. Their intention is to return the land to its natural status. The flea market is held two days a week from May through September and draws an average of 600 people each day from all over the world. Many locals visit every week not only to see the unusual treasures for sale at bargain prices, but to socialize with the various vendors who come from both Nevada and California to sell their wares.
It is hoped that a compromise can be reached with the Conservancy to continue the use of their land for at least one more year. As a vendor selling every weekend, it is my hope that we can reach a mutual agreement for the continued use of this land on a year-by-year basis.
In the meantime, I would like to extend an invitation to all county officials and locals to visit us before we close for the season and see for yourselves what we are all about and how this closure will affect many, many lives as well as local business establishments.