Zerns Farmers Market in Gilbertsville, founded almost 100 years ago, will close at the end of the month unless it can find a buyer.
Asking price is $4.5 million, writes Katie Park at philly.com.
Located in a rural pocket of Montgomery County, the 200,000-square-foot building, tucked behind a flower store and a restaurant, is in need of repairs and has been facing a dwindling sales and customer base in recent years.
On Fridays and Saturdays — the only days the market is open — vehicles fill only a small portion of the lot.
There was a time when Zerns, which opened in 1922, was packed with vendors and customers. People turned out for the live animal auction and wrestling demonstrations, merchants sold farm-fresh produce, and young people experienced their first dates and first jobs there.
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