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Opa-locka Hialeah Flea Market slated to close at end of month – Haitian Times

The Haitian Times
Bridging the gap
The Opa-locka Hialeah Flea market will close on Sep. 30 after nearly four decades, causing hundreds of immigrant small business owners to pack and relocate. 
Bernadette Guerrier, a 79-year-old native of Haiti, set up shop at the flea market located between Hialeah, Miami Lakes and Miami Gardens 36 years ago.
“I sell aluminum, I sell bedspreads, I sell sheets, I sell everything for the house,” Guerrier said. “That’s why I’ve stayed so long because when someone comes they see I have everything.”

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Ashley Miznazi is a Report for America corps member covering the Haitian community in the South Florida/Miami area for The Haitian Times. Her work will heavily feature photography, video and other multimedia storytelling. Previously, Ashley was a multimedia fellow at The Texas Tribune, where she reported on DACA, Afghan resettlement and the foster care system.

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