ELYRIA — Norbert Dennerll said he was told last week that he and other tenants would need to move out of the Carlisle Township Flea Market in a matter of weeks.
Dennerll, 89, has a booth in the flea market where he sells clothes, dolls, jewelry and other items. He said it will be hard for him, as someone who uses a wheelchair and who lives alone, to get everything moved out on time. He’s been trying to sell as much as he can, he said, selling shoes and shirts for 50 cents and advertising in The Chronicle-Telegram.
Dennerll said the owner told him and other tenants Nov. 4 that they would need to leave near the end of the month. He said he was told that the property was being sold.
“It’s not right giving these people two weeks to get out of there,” he said.
The land where the flea market is located belongs to KBN Properties LLC, according to the Lorain County Auditors website.
The owner of the Carlisle Township Flea Market could not be reached for comment.
Reached Monday, Howard T. Lane, attorney of Fauver, Keyse-Walker & Donovan Corporate Services Inc. refused to disclose the name of the owner of the business. Fauver, Keyse-Walker & Donovan Corporate Services Inc. is the statutory agent of Carlisle Flea Market. The firm also is a legal representative of The Chronicle.
Song Lyon, another tenant who sells designer jeans and jewelry in her booth, was moving her racks and products out of the building Wednesday afternoon. Lyon spent a year at the flea market, but is now thinking she could relocate her booth to Jamie’s Flea Market in Amherst Township.
Dennerll said the Carlisle market may not be as popular as others in the area, but its true appeal is being a place where people his age can socialize with one another.
He said Jamie’s Flea Market is much too busy, crowded and far away for him.
The Carlisle Township Flea Market opened in 2010 in the former Value City Furniture Store space. The market sits on the same property that houses Rural King farm supplies store, a gas station and an Aldi store.