The market is operated by Bill Sabia & Roy Lobosco of America Premier Markets, LLC, who over the past eighteen years have developed a stellar reputation as first class flea market owners in the tri state area.
In the 1997 they originally opened at the Dutchess Mall, in the former Service Merchandise store where they operated for seven years, until the adjoining mall was demolished to make way for a new Home Depot. Even though they have operated elsewhere over the years, they always felt that Fishkill was their home and they continued to seek an opportunity to return to the area.
In the Summer of 2013 the chance to return became a reality when they were offered the former Jamesway store at the north end of the Dutchess Mall. This was the site of the Brooklyn based, J.W. Mays Department store the original anchor of the mall. Working closely with the property owners, their agent and the Town of Fishkill plans were made to open the Dutchess MarketPlace.
Bill & Roy envisioned a bigger, better market than their original creation with wider aisles, constructed vendor booths , a food court, wifi, newer bathroom facilities and access points to and from the seasonal outside market spaces. Starting with their original announcement on Facebook and other social media the response was quick and overwhelming, from former and new vendors interested in the new venture.
On December 14, 2013, that vision was realized with what Bill called their “ sneak preview “ opening.
Weekly, Dutchess MarketPlace continues to have new vendors open with a goal of nearly 400 booths open & operating year round. The Saturday and Sunday outdoor seasonal market has spaces for over 300 vendors.
Dutchess MarketPlace is easily accessible from Connecticut, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland & Ulster Counties as well as Northern New Jersey.