Robert McCormac, owner of The Thrifty Irishman Thrift Store, is known for his love of community. His store’s Winter Coat and Christmas Toy Giveaways were huge hits and greatly appreciated by those to benefitted from the generosity.
On the evening of April 7th, 2019, the sky lit up as the store’s massive 60,000 square-foot building at 2226 E. Butler Street in Port Richmond was leveled by fire. An estimated 150 firefighters worked on the 4-alarm blaze all night long. While walking though the ruins of his store on April 19th, 2019, McCormac seemed to have one thing on his mind – rebuilding. “I’ll be back, I’ll be back,” he told the Juniata News. “You can put that in writing.”
The Juniata News did put that in writing, and last week McCormac announced that a Flea Market will be operating at the location.
“Family and friends chipped in and worked very hard to clean-up for us to get where we are today,” said McCormac. The work was a labor of love.
While he plans to open the full thrift store in March of 2021, Flea Market Vendors are being sought now for events on Saturdays and Sundays beginning in December.
“We’ll have career vendors, but I also want to make spaces available for families who have items to sell,” he said. This will provide people the opportunity to set up their own tables in a highly-visible location that’s open to the public.
As the holidays approach, it’s the perfect opportunity for families to make some money, and for bargain-seekers to find exactly what they need.
The Thrifty Irishman Flea Market is located right next to the new Lidl Supermarket and across the street from Chick-fil-A and Sonic.
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Anyone interested in more information about obtaining a space for an upcoming Saturday or Sunday, please call 215-MARCH17 or 215-627-2417.