Brian Hamacher

Swap Shop Founder Preston Henn Dies at 86

The founder of Fort Lauderdale's Swap Shop flea market has died.

Preston Henn died Sunday at age 86, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

Henn, a former auto racer, was a self-made millionaire who founded the 88-acre Swap Shop on West Sunrise Boulevard in 1963 first as a drive-in theater.

The Swap Shop now features some 2,000 vendors and is open 365 days a year.

Henn is survived by his wife, Betty, and four of their five children.

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