DALLAS, Ga. – At least 200 family-run businesses scrambled to find new locations after the city of Dallas ordered a popular shopping destination shut down.
The Dallas Markets opened two years ago in a Paulding County-area warehouse. Shoppers flocked to enjoy an impressive variety of locally designed arts and crafts, food trucks, even live entertainment, all in one place.
For many of the vendors, the upcoming holiday shopping season was to be their most successful time of the year.
Then Dallas Markets owner Andrew Rodriguez started building his bunker.
“Nobody could go in the back because he was keeping it a secret,” said Craig Stark, one of the displaced vendors. “Everybody…
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