SALT LAKE CITY – The Urban Flea Market returned to The Gateway for the first time since March.
The event, celebrating its 10-year-anniversary, was on hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Some safety modifications include mandatory masks for everyone in attendance, hand sanitizing stations and more space between vendors to allow for social distancing.
The return of the market is a boost for local businesses that rely on these events for a significant portion of their income.
“Our vendors are local people, doing this to help make a living, and times are tough right now,” said Michael Sanders, a co-organizer of the event. “They are coming up and saying, ‘thank you.’ Finally, something that seems a little bit normal that we can do and feel safe doing.”
The market is a monthly event held on the second Sunday of each month.
The next Urban Flea Market is scheduled for August 9.