Nascent flea market changes its venue

After complaints from residents before it even opened, the Burbank Junk Trunk Flea Market, which was originally slated to open on Saturday in the parking lot at John Muir Middle School, is changing its venue.

The market will open on Saturday in the parking lot of the elementary school at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, located on the corner of Orange Grove and Sixth Street.

Its hours have also changed to 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The venue change was made after some residents complained about having the market at John Muir Middle School, according to city spokesman Drew Sugars.

When the city’s community development department looked into it, they found the school is not zoned for commercial use and, because the market is a private, for-profit enterprise, it was not allowed to operate there, Sugars added.

The money the church receives from the flea market will be given to the family of 12-year-old Burbank resident Christopher Wilke, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

For more information about the Burbank Junk Truck Flea Market, call (641) 583-5259.


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