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The flea market operates six days a week, doubling in size on weekends. The vendors — and, often, the customers — are predominantly Latino, many of them Mexican-American. Lakewood mirrors the big swap meets in California both in its demographics and setup. You can hear Spanish, Korean, Chinese and Vietnamese spoken along the rows of booths.
Vendors haggle with customers over a few dollars. But the usual flea-market junk still dominates here: Secondhand jeans are big: The detailed stitching, the intricate embroidery and the signature wide legs — all indications of the real deal. The young crowd usually cherry-picks the big-name designer jeans by noon, said jeans vendor Mark Strong.
A tour of our funky — and flourishing — flea markets | The Seattle Times
Puget Park Swap Everett The row of bra vendors near the entry is deceiving. Lots of used crossbows, hunting knives, camouflage gear, power tools, Chilton repair manuals and motorcycle helmets.
Again, Latinos make up probably half of the estimated vendors at this drive-in theater space, many selling mariachi outfits, Mexican pop music and DVDs. Sort of gives it a neighborhood-yard-sale ambience. Better yet, they offer the best deals.
Aged, beloved Ivan the gorilla from Tacoma dies at Atlanta zoo | The Seattle Times
But you will have to work for it. Throw away the key. This is King Kong. Larry Johnston and his father slept on cots outside the cage for two months to comfort the young gorilla. Ivan would spend the next 27 years in the concrete compound. But Ivan was the star attraction, visited regularly by children across the region.Flea Market Selling Day
The gorilla got what was considered the best possible care, Johnston said. Protesters descended on the South Tacoma shopping complex when Ron Irwin, by then the owner, resisted moving Ivan. The PR battle continued for three years, through a bruising bankruptcy fight between Irwin and his sister.
A bankruptcy trustee finally struck the deal to transfer Ivan to Atlanta.
Ambivalent At Zoo Atlanta, Ivan was eased back into gorilla society. Ivan eventually seemed comfortable with most of his female companions, said Charles Horton, his former keeper at Zoo Atlanta.
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But Ivan never fully embraced the role of a dominant silverback. The one report of Ivan mating might have been a false alarm, Horton said. At any rate, he never repeated the maneuver. For Fox, the campaign to move Ivan was about improving his life, not leaving progeny.
Nearly two decades later, even those who opposed the move agree.