Stanstead’s new indoor flea market could be full in a few weeks. Vendors hope the new opportunities will keep shoppers in Stanstead, and attract those from out of town. Gabriel Safdi owns the building that formerly housed the granite museum and the miniature train display. When they left, Safdi asked Stanstead resident and businessman Nelly Goodsell to see what he could do. He said he knew of an indoor flea market in Windsor Mills, so he went to visit to get some ideas. They remodeled the open space and sectioned it off to make several rooms that vendors rent for their wares. Those who are already there say business is slow, but there has been little publicity. When word gets out, they say, they expect it to pick up. Linda Miltimore of Coaticook was a merchant at the Windsor Mills market. Goodsell convinced her to bring her shop, Creation Linda, to Stanstead. She was the first to move in. See full story in the Friday, Nov. 8 edition of The Record.
By Steve Blake, Special to The Record