History of Hunter's Sale Barn
Sonetta Community Market is established on the grounds of the former Hunter’s Sale Barn. Norm and Carol Hunter operated their sale barn and flea market for over 40 years before retiring. Since purchase, we have begun renovating and expanding the buildings on the property for customer-friendly shopping.
Meet Nick & Sue Thrappas
Nick Thrappas has spent the last 20+ years visiting markets all across the east coast and mid-west, upcycling and repurposing many of the materials he has found. Before that, while deployed oversees in the Air Force, Nick would visit markets all over Europe, furthering his interest in the topic.
Nick started business in demolition, and thoroughly enjoys repurposing and reusing architectural materials from job sites. You’ll see evidence of his work all around the venue.
Opening a market has always been a dream of Nick’s, and now he and his wife, Sue, are finally making it happen. They want to bring a community effect to their market, in creating a space where people can come together, share similar interests, and find a passion for upcycling just like they have.
Sue plays an essential administrative role in the business and enjoys seeing Nick’s vision come together. She is originally from NW Pennsylvania, while Nick is from East Baltimore, graduating from Joppatowne High School before entering the Air Force.
What does Sonetta mean?
“Sonetta” comes from the combination of Nick and Sue’s daughters’ names, Sophia and Annette. Since she was little, Annette has loved animals of all kinds, especially frogs and reptiles. The frog logo perfectly captures the family’s appreciation for nature and environmental stewardship.