Laurel Junction began by modest means with two people selling their unwanted treasures in the parking lot of a used car business that sat on the very same piece of property where Laurel Junction sits now. The idea caught on and, with many more vendors selling their wares the business incorporated in 1978. It grew feverishly in the 80’s and 90’s into a large outside flea market.
In 2005 an ambitious addition to the business was constructed. The new addition included a ground floor restaurant with a food court atmosphere, a convenient store that includes fifteen gas pumps, and a second floor restaurant and bar.
In the winter of 2009 two area business men purchased the 30 acre property and are working hard to offer the people of lower Delaware an ultimate shopping experience. Laurel Junction offers six storefront businesses that are opened daily, an indoor flea market that hosts sixty vendor spaces, an outdoor market with two large pavillions and a yard sale area.
The Marketplace has welcomed Station 7 Restaurant from Pittsville, MD as they have opened their second location at Laurel Junction and expect to reopen the outside bar area in July 2010.