A Temporary Home for Flatbush Caton Market

Flatbush Caton Market (Screen shot via Brooklyn Daily Eagle video)

In the summer of 2017, Flatbush Caton Market closed after 17 years as a Caribbean bazaar in the Brooklyn neighborhood. It reopened last Friday at 2184 Clarendon Rd., its temporary location while its original site undergoes redevelopment. The market held a two-day celebration with music, food and activities like carnival crown making, reports Liliana Bernal for Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

At the new location, almost all vendors from the original site and a few newcomers, preside over stalls along two corridors where they merchandise clothing, music, dry foods, personal care products and services, prepared foods, Caribbean flags, handcrafted jewelry and other products.

“I just want everybody who was their former customers to come here, to sustain them, to keep them, so that when we’re ready to go back to Flatbush and Caton, we’ll be able to keep the customer base strong and growing,” said Una Clarke, a former councilmember and market founder.

Get a glimpse of the market in video at Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

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