About The Albemarle Marketplace
The Albemarle Marketplace opened in its current location in 2006, and is owned and operated by Christy Wood. After a long career in the sales and marketing arena, Christy and her family moved to North Carolina from California. She was looking to create a business where she would have flexibility while her children were young and still in school. She left the corporate work with $300 in the bank and opened a plus-size consignment store above a tanning salon, while doing eBay sales on the side.
That business took off and Christy eventually met a local auctioneer who introduced her to the antiquing community. She moved the business into a larger building and started renting booths. After outgrowing that building, she moved The Marketplace into our current building. Over the years, we have expanded from 25 vendors to over 150, and now offer a variety of services in addition to antique and collectible sales.
The Destination for Antiques, Home Decor & Collectibles in Stanly County, NC
Our staff are also our vendors so they have a vested interest in our success. Most of them have worked the register for us for many years. They are the best! We are committed to helping our customers feel at home when they come to our place. We cater to everyone from the average buyer to the high-end antique collector.
Our Products & Services
As our business has grown, we have become a staple in our community. We are known for offering great items at great prices, and work hard to make your experience here enjoyable. We make sure to have a lot of fun throughout the year! Our staff is friendly and knowledgeable and pride ourselves on staying on top of what is “Hot” in the antique and collecting world.
Antiques, Collectibles, & Household Decor
With over 150+ vendors, we offer something for everyone. Our product selection includes antiques, collectibles, and household decor. In addition, we offer new gift items, a full line of Dixie Belle Paint Products, and Young Living Essential Oils.
Full Service Liquidations
We take the pain out of liquidating your loved one’s estate in your time of need. We have the skills and experience to do complete and partial estate liquidations, as well as household and business liquidation services.
Online Sales Services
Need help selling items online? We offer online sales services. Contact us today for more information!
DIY Classes & Workshops
We offer a variety of classes in our in-house studio. This includes furniture painting, sip and paint workshops, craft classes and more. We also do health and wellness classes. For more information, check out our DIY Workshops page.