The family-run business of more than 45 years announced in a Facebook post on Thursday that it would be closing its doors forever.
Located in the Western part of Hudson, Quebec, the Airds started the market on their family farm more than four decades ago. The market was named after their family dog, Finnegan, in true "flea" market fashion.
"It is with heavy hearts that we announce that the Finnegan Market will not be reopening. We did not take this family decision lightly and hope it will be received with understanding.
We thank our loyal vendors, customers, employees, friends, and neighbors for their staunch support for almost fifty years."
- The Aird Family
For generations, vendors and community members have come together to appreciate a wide array of antiques, collectibles, local artisans, fresh fruits and vegetables, and homemade farm products.
It's safe to say that the local community is reeling at this landmark loss. One Facebook user expressed his support for the family in the comments:
"So sorry to hear that, from the bottom of my heart I would like that thank the Aird family for the amazing times we have all had."
For many, time spent at Finnegan's market became a weekly tradition every Saturday afternoon.
"Too bad! Hudson was known for its Finnegan market! It was "THE" Saturday morning destination for people from all over. It's sad, but as they say, "all good things must come to an end". Thanks to the Aird family for all these years!" said another Facebook user.
From everyone at West Island News, we are wishing the Aird family happiness and success in their future ventures.