In the late 80s and early 90s Poland witnessed a big boom of street trade. It was
caused mainly by the transition into market economy and the liberation of the prices.
At the same time the borders were opened which resulted in the increase of revenue
in international trade and activated small entrepreneurs. Ever since the beginning,
well-organized although not always legal, marketplaces became the
competition for the „single table” street stalls. The marketplaces were usually located
at city squares, local crossroads and sport stadiums.