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“This is not Market Square” 2 of 5 stars
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Market Square
North side of Main St. | at Strand Gade, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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Owner description: Formerly a slave-trading market, this open-air fruit and vegetable market is a great place to stop and sample the fresh produce, especially the local specialty - genips.
St. Thomas
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“This is not Market Square”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The picture shown is of a place called "Vendors Plaza" next to the 'Fort'. The real Market Square is toward the western end of town.

Vendors Plaza which is shown in the above picture is a congregation of Vendors who break down at night and set up again in the morning. Cheap trinkets, knock off name brand purses and cheap T-shirts etc. etc.

Really has nothing to do with the beauty of St. Thomas

I live on the island and just wanted to make sure visitors do not think that this is Market Square

Visited April 2014
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Birmingham, Alabama
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“Fair at best !”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

This little market is OK for a few cheap gifts, but does not compare to some of the nicer shops. It felt tight & was was full of people !

Visited March 2014
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Clifton Park, New York
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“Where's the bowling alley?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The wife is a flea market kind of person. I shop at BJ's. I buy what's on the mannequin. :-) That being said, she had a good time. A shopping bag for $5. A golf hat for $5. Some jewelry for nominal prices. A beach cover-up for $20. They push. You bargain. It's supposed to be fun. I watched the traffic.

Visited March 2014
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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“A little bit of everything!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I visit the market every time I am in town! The vendors are great and very friendly. Purses, scarves, silver jewelry, beach cover ups, even a donkey with lipstick! You never know what you will find! The prices are very reasonable and you can get deals if you buy more than one of an item. It is in a safe area on the water front with refreshments. Browsing is the most fun!

Visited May 2013
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Lakemont, Georgia
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“A market with a little bit of everything.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

It is right on the waterfront in the middle of town. If your looking for something to take home with you or wear they are the most reasonably priced with a little bit of everything.

Visited February 2014
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