With the pressure on from the city to demolish the wreckage, the rubble of what was once the Diamond Flea Market, is now a huge safety hazard and a dangerous gold mine for looters.
"It's also a liability issue,” said owner Barabara Staub. “We don't want someone hurt."
Stuab opened the Diamond Flea Market in 1984 -- the same year her daughter was born.
“So, it’s one of my children,” she said.
And nearly 40 years later, she watched it burn to the ground.
"I thought to myself, ‘I hope tomorrow when I wake up it will have just been a bad nightmare,’” she said.
For Daniel Barritt, this once giant Batman statue is just a portion of the $150,000 worth of valuables he lost.
“Toys, comic books,” he said. “Stuff I love.”
And like many vendors --
"It's hard because we lost everything,” he said. “But we want to start again."
25-year-old Christopher Liggett is charged with arson. Many of his victims, showing up for his Wednesday hearing.
"We want to look in his eyes and him look in our eyes and maybe we can make him understand that this is horrible,” Stuab said.
Anyone who wants to support the vendors who have lost so much can come to the Diamond Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, where they will be having a pop-up market sale.