DENVER, Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- United Flea Markets, owner of the successful Mile High Flea Market in Denver, Colo., the Flamingo Island Flea Market in Bonita Springs, Fla., and the T&W Flea Market in Pensacola, Fla. announced today that the company has acquired the Awesome Flea Market in Shepherdsville, Ken. The Awesome Flea Market is famed for its mix of eclectic retailers and local food vendors such as Deez Butts BBQ. In addition to hosting buyers and sellers, the flea market also owns and operates the Awesome Lazy River, which provides miles and miles of floating fun for thousands of guests every season. The market has welcomed buyers and sellers from all over Kentucky and the surrounding states for 22 years.
The addition of the Awesome Flea Market to the United Flea Markets portfolio expands the company into Kentucky and is part of a long-term strategy by United Flea Markets to grow its nationwide presence while helping individual markets expand the strength of their business and create a rewarding experience for vendors and buyers alike.
"As owners and operators we have a deep understanding of the flea market business and the ever-changing needs and desires of both buyers and sellers," said Rob Sieban, United Flea Market's president and CEO, and chairman of the National Flea Market Association. "We continue to seek out well-run flea markets, like the Awesome Flea Market and Lazy River, in which to invest to help bolster our national footprint while respecting and preserving the culture, integrity and community aspect of each."
According to the National Flea Market Association there are more than 1,100 flea markets that are visited by more than 150 million customers each year, totaling more than $30 billion in annual sales.
The Awesome Flea Market will continue to operate normally, keeping its hours of Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
"Awesome Flea Market has a dedicated and loyal following and we're looking forward to growing it even further with strategic investments and strong vendor relationships," continued Sieban. "We are excited for the future of the Awesome Flea Market, and all flea markets that are part of this growing industry nationwide."
Flea market owners interested in learning more about investments from United Flea Markets can visit http://unitedfleamarkets.com or call 720-592-0260.
SOURCE United Flea Markets