Ever been to a flea market? They can be quite entertaining. Who knows what you’ll find in the tables of “junk” – you can definitely find your own treasure if you look close enough.
Here in Denver, we’ve had a fairly large flea market (Mile High Flea Market) that’s been around for years. They’re open every weekend year round, and its been growing every year since it opened. This year I noticed a change.
They are no longer the Mile High Flea Market. They are the Mile High Marketplace. They are still open weekends only, but they’ve added permanent structures: buildings and tents, and have themed many of their weekends to offer special classes, booths and even concert events. This next weekend is the Green Marketplace, and they’ll have special demonstrations on green technology and green companies, showing you how to do everything from xeriscape your lawn, to learning more about wind and solar power.
So what changed? Their name and the way they think of their business. They are no longer a flea market – associated with a cheap, garage sale mentality. They are now a marketplace, and likewise have the ability to offer anything they choose. The sky is the limit with their knew image and thought process.