Owners will turn flea market into Mercado

El Paso Inc. - The family that was one of the main opponents of the Downtown Plan is working on a project that echoes the plan – sort of. The Rosenbaums, who own the parking lots that turn into daily flea markets at Paisano and Oregon streets in South El Paso, received unanimous approval from City Council on Thursday to build a “mercado,” or market, where they now operate one flea market.

The family that was one of the main opponents of the Downtown Plan is working on a project that echoes the plan – sort of.

The Rosenbaums, who own the parking lots that turn into daily flea markets at Paisano and Oregon streets in South El Paso, received unanimous approval from City Council on Thursday to build a “mercado,” or market, where they now operate one flea market.

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He said the new place, based on a design by Texas Tech architecture students, will have restaurants, restrooms and live music. He did not know how much it would cost.

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