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Saturday's Market to close this year, according to reports

By Laura Hayes

laurahayes@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 10/9/19

Saturday’s Market — the longterm marketplace off Route 230 in Londonderry Township — is closing its doors at the end of November, according to a Facebook post by one of the vendors. …

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Saturday's Market to close this year, according to reports

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Saturday’s Market — the longterm marketplace off Route 230 in Londonderry Township — is closing its doors at the end of November, according to a Facebook post by one of the vendors.

“We just got word today Saturdays Market is closing its doors November 30 permanently! All vendors and their items must be out December 1st! We want to thank all our awesome customers! We wouldnt still be here if it wasnt for you ALL!” wrote KT Media, a store that buys, sells and trades DVDs, CDs and records in Saturday’s Market.

A letter dated Oct. 7 from the Hershey-based law firm JSDC Law Offices to a tenant was shared to the Facebook group Elizabethtown, PA.

The letter states that the firm represents Saturday’s Market.

“Please be advised that Saturday’s Market is ceasing operations and closing permanently effective Monday, December 2, 2019,” the letter reads.

The tenant was told that the lease would be terminated Dec. 1 and to vacate the building and remove all property prior to then.

“The operation and function of the market will continue to be as usual until closing. Every attempt will be made to assist you with this transition,” the letter said.

Saturday’s Market and JSDC Law Offices did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Saturday’s Market’s website boasts more than 150 vendors both inside and outside. Vendors ranged from doughnuts to makeup to religious items to sports memorabilia.

The owner, Rodman Rose, passed away in May 2018.

According to Rose’s obituary, the market was started by his father, Bernard, in 1957. He named it the Big M. The market was later named Saturday’s Market. Rodman joined the business in 1964.

That’s not the only change coming to the area. A developer called Core5 Industrial partners is interested in developing the land behind Saturday’s Market.

The land behind Saturday’s Market was one of the areas recently rezoned to the C-2 commercial district after township supervisors voted in September to expand the district and add conditional uses within it that would allow for logistic facilities like warehouses and distribution facilities; mini-warehouses; and storage unit facilities and business parks.