Post updated with new developments: Reader Marie sent us a mournful note alerting us to the fact that the Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Faire (known to devotees simply as "Alameda"—as in, "What time are you getting up for Alameda?") had been canceled, seemingly for good. The flea market website confirmed this, and then later the cancellation notice was gone. Now it looks as if the show will go on this Sunday after all, and hopefully will continue into the future...
The Antiques By the Bay website offers no details, comforting or damning or otherwise... Wednesday afternoon they simply posted a banner with the following statement:
Proceedings have been commenced for the voluntary dissolution of Antiques By The Bay, Inc. As a result the show scheduled for Nov 1, 2009 will not take place.
Then the banner was removed, and word among a few local blogs was that this Sunday's flea market would be happening after all.
UPDATE: This very informative article on The Island confirms that this Sunday's flea market will be happening. Evidently there is a legal dispute among the partners who run the Antiques By the Bay corporation, but the President of the company, Allen Michaan, confirms to The Island that the vendors will indeed be setting up at Alameda Point on Sunday morning.
I guess we'll be turning in early on Halloween after all, setting our alarms for Sunday at dawn and bundling up to go trolling for this month's deals... and we'll keep updating here as we learn new info!
In honor of our beloved flea market, here are a few posts from past Apartment Therapy trips to Alameda:
• Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Faire
• Alameda Flea Market: Tips
• Look! Alameda Antique Faire
(Image: Antiques By the Bay)