Monday, September 2, 2013

Antiques Mix

The Antique and Flea Market of West Middlesex features over twenty dealers offering an eclectic mix of antiques, collectibles, and decor items. Something for every taste makes an interesting shopping experience. On a recent walk through the mall, it was noted just how many types of inventory were on hand. Primitives, glass, jewelry, furniture, toys, coins, bottles, license plates, lanterns, modern knicknacks, die-cast scale models, LP records, figurines, militaria, postcards... it goes on and on! The store is big enough to have a nice selection without overwhelming shoppers with too many choices. The main building (antique mall) is open Wednesday thru Sunday from 9am to 5pm. A few vendors are independent of the mall and keep their own hours. Please contact us at 724.528.2490 or by email: antiquesmarket@yahoo.com for further information.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Don't let the cold weather blues and flu season get you down. Stop in for a booster shot of antiques, collectibles and flea market fun. Our dealers carry a diverse selection of home decor, from plates to pictures and furniture to figurines. Open Wednesday thru Sunday, 9am to 5pm.

Friday, November 2, 2012

As the Christmas season approaches, interest in vintage decorations will increase. Plastic Santas are an example of this popular collectible.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Unique Inventory

Each dealer chooses inventory uniquely representing their individual interests. You will find items of home decor, rustics, jewelry, glass, vintage paper, coins, watches, advertising and much more!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Antiques Market History

Many of our customers are curious about the origins of the Antique and Flea Market of West Middlesex. The building is situated on land that was once a large swamp. In 1967, the nearby Interstate 80 exit (4-B) was completed. Soon after, hotels were constructed. In the 1970's the swamp was filled with several tons of dirt, and local entrepreneur Fred Mentzer erected the large steel building that forms the main "hall". He named the business Mentzer's Antique Market. His marketplace opeated from this location for over twenty years.

When he retired in the late 1990's, a group of investors purchased the property. They built the concrete block front extension of the building. The operation created by the group was the Pennsylvania Motorsports Museum. Several of the market vendors were moved to a smaller building near the back of the lot. This building originally held a self storage business. It was converted into a small antiques market and given the name Treasure Cove. Do to several factors, the museum business failed. The main building became a storage facility for cars, boats and recreational vehicles.

A couple years later, a partial ownership transition resulted in the closure of Treasure Cove. In early summer of 2007, it was announced that the popular Valley View antique mall and its adjacent flea market in nearby Brookfield, Ohio, were to be closed. With a large number of dealers soon to lose their shop space, the old Mentzer's building was reactivated for its original purpose. The renamed Antique and Flea Market of West Middlesex opened in early September of that year.

The business has weathered adverse market conditions and the Great Recession. It is still a quirky place, with the worn checkered flag exterior and mix of traditional antiques dealers with flea market vendors. Approximately twenty dealers are located in the main building, which is primarily a cashier based antique mall with a couple independent shops. The old Treasure Cove building serves as a more traditional flea market with a half dozen regular multi-space vendors.

The main building is open Wednesday thru Sunday 9am to 5pm. The flea market building is open Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4pm. In 2012 we celebrated our 5th anniversary.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Vintage home decor.

Our dealers offer a variety of antiques and collectibles.