Flea Market Makes Holiday Shopping Easy

By Sharon Still

The store owners at the Riverview Flea Market are gearing up for the holiday season and want to remind area residents to come by for one-stop shopping at bargain prices. Popular items plus one-of-a-kind finds including clothing for everyone in the family, electronics, furniture, antiques, appliances, gifts, decorative items, sports memorabilia, tools and more are available.

The air-conditioned Riverview Flea Market is under new management who wants to encourage those who may have visited before to give it another try and explore all the new shops.  General Manager Cliff Henderson took over about six months ago and says he has spent most of his time working on giving the place a face lift;  a new roof and ceiling and paint have been the main projects and he stresses the goal is to make it a more attractive space for both businesses and shoppers.

More than 40 retailers display their wares at prices that are often hard to believe. At Everything…But The Kitchen Sink, as the name indicates, shoppers can find a wide variety of new and used items from housewares, decorative bowls, microwaves and toasters to artwork by locals, Lemax collectibles, new and used clothing and more.  An Avon store, Azareel, Scentsy and others offer perfume, makeup and other beauty items, plus there is a dollar store, an antiques retailer and several clothing outlets, offering everything from casual wear to dresses and accessories suitable for a night on the town.

Did you know that men, women, children and dogs can get their hair cut or styled at Riverview Flea Market? That is just another added convenience the center offers, in addition to a car wash, food vendors serving fresh produce, snacks, coffee, hot dogs and a location for paying phone bills. Additionally, passport and on-site portrait photography are specialties at Webo Photography. Cultural items such as African art and jewelry are on display at All Things Black & Beautiful, while shoppers can also find treats at Puerto Rico Bakery and get their hair braided.

One never knows what might be found at the Riverview Flea Market. In addition to items for everyday life and special occasions, there is always a rare find or two among the ever-changing inventory. Hand-carved Tiki totems, belly dancing outfits, tropical flowers and an electric scooter are just a few of the things viewed in passing.

There is still some limited space available and Henderson says he is hoping to bring in more items for men and children as well as a computer repair shop.

The Riverview Flea Market is located in the old Kash ‘N Karry building at 7415 U.S. Hwy. 301. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Call 671-9315 for more information or to rent a space. Find out more by visiting www.riverviewfleamarket@intuitwebsites.com.