“It's a true flea market from way back when,” Mickey Meulenbeek says.
Meulenbeek is talking about the Thieves Market in the Town of Cave Creek. It’s a place where shoppers can find all kinds of bargains the first Saturday of every month.
“It’s western, bohemian, hippy-dippy,” Meulenbeek says. “It’s all of those things mixed into one.”
Meulenbeek, who is one of the market’s organizers, said there is a mixture of vendors selling things like clothes, jewelry, gourmet dog biscuits and let's not forget about those garage sale items.
“We have a lot of people in town and retailers that join us on a regular basis to promote their stores and to hand out coupons and use this as a marketing tool,” Meulenbeek continues.
But besides walking away with a steal at the Thieves Market, it's about having fun and getting to know others living in your community.
“I think it's something everyone in town enjoys and understands and sends friends and relatives and visitors to,” Meulenbeek says.
Some of the proceeds raised at the Thieves Market go to a different non-profit organization each month. It is located at 38410 N. SchoolHouse Road. For more information visit Cave Creek Thieves Market or contact Kim Brennan at (602) 882-1442, KimberlyBrennan@msn.com. For vendor information, call Mickey Meulenbeek at (480) 575-7467.