Antiquers coming to Candlestick 

Hundreds of antique booths will blanket Candlestick Park’s parking lot the third Sunday of every month with vintage jewelry and furniture with a $5 admission fee.

The market has nothing to do with the 49ers. It will mirror an 11-year-old market in Alameda that’s grown to more than 700 vendors, attracting people from all over the Bay Area, and it will be run by the same couple who started it.

“We’ve been wanting to do a market like this in The City for years,” said Jerry Goldman, who runs Turnkey Show Productions with his wife, Betsy Goldman.

And the selling point for the two was all about location, even with the Bayview district’s spotty reputation, riddled with more than 80 reported burglaries, 72 auto thefts and 50 robberies in the past two months, according to police documents.

“There’s really no other place in The City where you can do it. There’s 10,000 parking spots ... and it will attract more residents instead of places like the Embarcadero where there’s just a lot of visitors,” Jerry Goldman said.

Some of the neighbors, such as Friends of India Basin’s Jill Fox, have agreed that the public market is a smart move for business owners and the community.

“I would imagine that they’re going to attract people regionally and from the southern waterfront,” Fox said. “It’ll be good get new audience for an old ballpark.”

Goldman said since the market will be fenced and there’s an admission fee, he doesn’t think crime will be a problem, but they will be working with the Bayview Police Station for security suggestions.

Lt. Bill Roualdes from the Bayview station said he would suggest at least one person securing the area, especially during daylight hours.

“I hear they bring in a lot of people,” Roualdes said. “We’ll just have to wait and see, I guess.”

The market could start as early as July and the Goldmans are planning to secure about 400 booths.

The rent — $10,000 a month — is going directly to Recreation and Park Department since it operates Candlestick.

Turnkey Show Productions also runs a street fair in Pleasanton and is considering something similar in The City.


Candlestick Park market

Open: Third Sunday of each month
Estimated visitors: 3,000
Approximate number of booths: 400
Admission: $15 before 8 a.m., $5 after 8 a.m.
Rent to The City: 8 percent of gross revenue plus:

  • First year: $120,000
  • Second year: $132,000
  • Third year: $144,000

Source: Recreation and Park Department

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