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Bigger is Better at The Marketplace

April 17th, 2010 by

Booth 7B is a favorite featuring an ever-changing stock and themes. Current items include Bath and Body products, baseball and softball mom shirts and totes, peace sign purses and bags, $1 grab bags plus much more!

The Marketplace, located at 249 Hwy 425 North in Monticello is celebrating their expansion to over 200 booth spaces with a huge two day sale. Friday, April 16th and Saturday, April 17th the Bigger is Better Sale will take place with FREE refreshments, door prizes and sales throughout the store.

What is The Marketplace, you ask? It’s a unique multi-vendor mall filled with treasures. The Marketplace has everything from Bath and Body products to new mattresses; new clothing including the popular Columbia brand to area rugs and new furniture; antiques and collectibles; to home décor and sheet sets. You name it…The Marketplace has it.

Inside Booth 23 is something for every man! Auto Detail Supplies, tools, jacks, knives, scent wafers, odor control foggers and more.

Gene Launius, owner of The Marketplace, started this multi-vendor business last September opening up 77 booths. The booths completely filled up within a few months so work quickly began to open up more of the building for additional spaces.

The operation is simple. You rent your space, tag your items with their price and booth number then display your items to sell. The Marketplace has their own staff to work on behalf of each vendor. They take care of everything from assisting customers to ringing up purchases. Of course, The Marketplace also has its own set of rules and regulations as to what they allow and what they do not allow and it is what each vendor puts in to it.

In Booth 18 you’ll find tons of Mexican pottery, Mexican Pure Vanilla, handbags and home décor.

Some vendors go all out in creating their own unique “shop-like” areas even decorating for each season as they come. What started out as a way for individuals to sell a few things they no longer needed has quickly grown to numerous individual businesses catering to a variety of interests.

The Marketplace offers more than 200 booths providing an ever-changing selection to satisfy everyone’s taste and budget. Hours for The Marketplace are: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 1pm-5pm. There are several booth sizes available to accommodate everyone. For more information, call 870-723-4988.

2 Responses to “Bigger is Better at The Marketplace”

  1. Leigh Ann and Scott says:

    The Bigger is Better Sale was a HUGE Success!!!!! We enjoyed meeting all the new first time customers and seeing all our valuable repeat friends. Hats off to all the vendors who “put their foot” in the delicious desserts this weekend. The Goodies were Bigger and Better too!!!!! A special Thanks to Mr. Gene and Mrs. Shelly Launius for providing such a wonderful store as The MarketPlace. Monticello, as well as southeast Arkansas, needed such a nice place to shop for clean, sought after collectables, antiques, furniture and gift items. The Launius’s make sure that the atmosphere at the MarketPlace is inviting, friendly and professional at all times. The Salesgirls, who man the front desk , well what more could I say but they are the best!!! They are so friendly and helpful to everyone. We are so happy to be vendors at the MarketPlace. We look forward to celebrating our 1st Anniversary at the MarketPlace in September 2010 and many more after that. Please join us at the MarketPlace for your own special shopping experience. You’ll find out as we did, its the place to shop in Monticello!!!!!!

  2. Gene Launius says:

    I want to THANK ALL the vendors who made the Bigger is Better sale a Success at The Marketplace. Without ALL of you, it could not have been pulled off. We are so glad to have been able to provide a unique shopping mall for Monticello and Southeast Arkansas. We are currently trying to expand our outlook for more customers and vendors outside of the Southeast Arkansas area. The expansion area has been filled with a lot of outside vendors from other cities and states, as well as our locals. We are striving to let people know that this is not a flea market, but a unique multi-vendor mall as the article says. We appreciate each and every customer and visitor who comes through our doors. If you haven’t been to The Marketplace, I encourage you to stop by and browse, shop or just visit. I’m sure you will be surprised at the items we have in our booths. Not only are there things for the ladies, but there is a lot of stuff for the guys and we are seeking for more. So, guys, if you need a gift and don’t know what to get her, stop by The Marketplace, ask the Girls and I’m sure you will find that special something she will just LOVE.

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