Welcome back! Iconic New Egypt Flea Market reopens following pandemic
An iconic New Jersey roadside attraction is back in business after the state allowed nonessential businesses to resume during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The New Egypt Flea Market Village is a 60-year-old family business that has been a fixture in the Garden State for decades.
The market features more than 40 shops, all sporting names like “Etc. Etc.,” The Whatever Shop” and “Almost Not a Mess.” They are housed in World War II-era barracks from Fort Dix and bungalows from nearby Jersey Shore communities.
Owner Sandy Heller, 85, still runs the market and was greeted by returning faithful flea market shoppers and her own family.
“It was a playground like no other, that’s for sure,” says Heller’s son Aaron.
Three generations of Hellers now run the market. News 12’s Brian Donohue went shopping for some unique finds and said that the place was crowded with many New Jerseyans eager to get back to “roadside treasure hunting.”
Donohue himself bought a canvas copy of the original 1891 patent for toilet paper rolls, framed by New Jersey school rulers – a Positively New Jersey find.
The flea market will be open every Wednesday and Sunday.