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Jaffa’s flea market gets hip [video]

Posted By Viva Sarah Press On September 20, 2011 @ 12:00 am In | No Comments

It’s one of the oldest flea markets in the world, but now Jaffa’s shuk hapishpishim is rapidly becoming the hottest as designers, artists and gourmands move in.

Inexpensive and secondhand goods? Yes, they’re still on sale at the Jaffa flea market, but this year-round bazaar is in the midst of a major makeover that’s turning it into one of the hottest spots in Tel Aviv.

Photo by Nicky Blackburn
You can find anything at the Jaffa flea market, from the quirky to the fashionable.

Now you can find high-priced apartments, gourmet restaurants, designer boutiques and art galleries vying for space with the signature ramshackle stalls at one of the world’s oldest and most beloved outdoor markets.

“Jaffa is beautiful, it’s trendy,” says local real estate agent Arie Shefer. “It has three religions — you have synagogues, churches and mosques — plus the tastes, flavors, people, food, culture.”

Set in motion by the Tel Aviv-Jaffa municipality.

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