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Mike Berman, director of the flea market at Eastern Market, talked to Elevation DC about the flea market's history and its future, in light of the development planned at the site where the flea market operates. As for the boom in flea markets lately, Berman say, "I wish there was room for more; there's just so few empty parking lots these days." [Elevation DC]