Hundreds stop by pop-up flea market at vacant downtown Macon hotel

Crowds flock to vacant Macon hotel for pop-up flea market

A vacant downtown building that once lit up the Macon skyline opened its doors Saturday for a pop-up flea market.

Hundreds of people wrapped around the old Crowne Plaza hotel in hopes of getting their hands on some of the furniture.

According to Rachelle Wilson with the Historic Macon Foundation, over 100 people packed into the ballroom trying to purchase everything from tables to chairs and artwork for an average of $5 within five minutes of opening.

Entering into the ballroom, there was furniture stacked from floor to ceiling.

Wilson says the turnout was a dream come true.

"Oh my gosh this is better than I ever thought it could be. The turn out is crazy...more than I could've ever imagined. I ran out of order forms within the first five minutes and the line is wrapped around the building, so we are trying to troubleshoot you know," she said.

Wilson says she hopes to have raised a couple thousand dollars during the sale and that all proceeds will go toward the Historic Macon Foundation.

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