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March 19, 2014

Flea market on Broadway closed

Workers cleaning building say it was damaged by water and filled with items left behind by tenant

ANDERSON, Ind. — Stepping into the former Hawk’s Nest flea market, Judy Skinner was greeted by trash piled near the entrance, puddles of water and an almost vacant interior.

“This is crazy,” Skinner said.

A frequent customer, Skinner said she was shocked by the sight.

“It was a fun place to shop,” she said.

Attempts to contact Carolyn Hawkins, the owner of Hawk’s Nest, 2530 Broadway in Anderson, were unsuccessful. Richard Petty and his wife, Amy, however, were cleaning inside the building.

Petty said he was hired by the owner of the property to remove the debris and household items inside.

“(Hawkins) never paid the rent,” said Richard Petty. “And they plugged the sinks and left the water on. There is thousands of dollars of damage that has been done to the building.”

A tour of the three-story structure revealed boxes of rubbish on every level and more than three feet of murky water standing in the building’s basement.

Amy Petty said when the owner showed them the building on Sunday to discuss cleaning it out, water was pouring through the ceiling of the first floor. She said the faucets located on the third floor had been left on.

The Pettys were not alone inside the building. Two of the flea market’s vendors were also inside.

“The last month I was here I did have a hard time getting my money from (Hawkins),” said Gary Kline of Anderson. “I’ve been here since the beginning. I had a booth when she was in the old CVS building up the road.”

Kline said he sold collectibles and snack items inside the flea market and was given less than two weeks notice that the building was going to be vacated.

Gary Stone of Anderson said he was also a former vendor at Hawk’s Nest and Hawkins had several of his consignment items.

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