Northside Centre, also known as, Northside Shopping Centre, or the Village Flea Market is host to over 250 tenants. A visit to the centre affords you an amazing shopping experience, where you can find, not just unique treasures at great prices, but professional services such as Northside One Stop Career Centre, The Drivers License, and Medical and Dental Centers.
This is truly a one-stop shopping destination for all your cosmetic items, jewelry, clothing, personal care and community service needs. The riches inside Northside Shopping Centre are varied and seemingly endless. The Centre provides a safe environment where you can enjoy browsing around for the day, visiting with the friendly vendors, whether at the flea market, or in any of the many long-term merchants’ retail stores. Northside Shopping Centre was awarded the title “Best Flea Market in Miami” in 2014 by the New Times Best of Awards News website.
This amazing historic icon is located northeast of the Northside Metrorail station, just east of the Hialeah city limits, off NW 79th Street. Northside Shopping Centre was Dade County’s first regional shopping centre when it opened on March 16, 1960. Northside was developed between 1957 and 1960 on what was once the site of a dairy farm. That corner became the second busiest intersection in Dade County, following the opening of the shopping centre. This expansive shopping centre contained 565,000 square feet of gross leasable space, housing some 50 stores on a 40 acres site.
Today, the Centre houses over 250 vendors ranging from short term daily or weekly vendors, to more long term permanent tenants, offering a wide range of services. Northside Centre began its transition from being a retail centre to a more diverse community service centre in 1978 after losing its prominent anchor store, Sears and Roebuck to the Aventura Mall. In 1975, Dade County signed a 30 year lease for a Central Police Station to be built on 1.687 acres of the property. The agreement was for the Police Station to pay $1 per Year rent. Following this development the 1980’s saw significant shifts from retail space to a mix of retail and community services at the Centre. Today, Northside Centre is still home to many community services, medical and social services organizations.