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PASSIONATE PURSUIT: After visiting the Brooklyn Flea in New York, Maria Tocco was inspired to start something similar in Providence and founded the Providence Flea LLC. Currently held on a parcel of the former I-195 land, Tocco hopes to eventually move to an indoor location to go year-round. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
PASSIONATE PURSUIT: After visiting the Brooklyn Flea in New York, Maria Tocco was inspired to start something similar in Providence and founded the Providence Flea LLC. Currently held on a parcel of the former I-195 land, Tocco hopes to eventually move to an indoor location to go year-round. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
Maria Tocco is founder and market manager of Providence Flea LLC, a weekly outdoor marketplace where crafts makers and collectors show and sell their juried wares to treasure hunters, up-cyclers and collectors of vintage and repurposed goods. In 2016, its fourth year, it expanded to include a fall season after moving to a parcel on…
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