The term “diamond in the rough” certainly applies to what visitors experience every third Wednesday of the month at the Paradise Flea Market in Cape Coral. There is the typical assortment of longtime family possessions and novelties that one would expect to find. Yet, the added presence of untraditional and unorthodox offerings for this kind of forum — from new handmade artist works to entrepreneurs offering women’s fashion and beauty products to rare coin providers — bring added dimensions to the monthly event at the Cape Coral Yacht Club Community Park ballroom.
After being shut down since last December due to the pandemic, the fourth annual edition returned to the venue on Sept. 15, with 15 separate vendors, and will continue Wednesday, Oct. 20, and on the third Wednesday of each month after that.
Kyle Karczewski, senior recreation