KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)- Nearly a year after it opened, the Turkey Creek Public Market is closing its doors.
According to a spokesperson, the market will shut down to the public July 29th, and vendors are expected to be out there August 5th.
The collection of different vendors opened in mid-August of 2011 on Outlet Drive. The market houses dozens businesses that sell everything from collectables and antiques to locally grown produce.
The announcement took dozens of vendors by surprise Sunday morning, especially for those who risked everything to move their business.
'I closed my whole entire store in Karns and came here from day one when the market opened," said vendor Dina Haddad.
No one has confirmed why the market is closing, but vendors think they have an idea.
"I think with the economy and everything else, things fail," said Haddad who also thinks it was a downfall that many people don't understand what a 'public market' is.
Some vendors like, Michael Snetsinger, are looking forward. He said he and a few others are looking for a new location to continue to do business.