The stock is extensive to say the least, and delivery is nationwide, which is why they're favoured by many top hotels, restaurants, bars, cafeterias, apartments and private and domestic homes. I think it's the only place you can go to find just what you need, every visit !
With over 50 stalls in the summer there's everything you'd expect from a thriving market, from a variety of bric-a-brac, souvenirs, hand made pottery, household goods, I.T Services and computer stuff. There's shoes, new and second hand clothes, accessories, cafes and food stalls and even Grimsby's Smokey Pete's Van selling traditional English fish imported from Grimsby of course! Pete has been in the trade over 35 years and specialises in Smoked Haddock, smoked the traditional way in Oak Sawdust ... the aroma is awesome!
They specialise in importing foods from all over Europe including; UK, Romania, Russia, Poland, Bulgaria, and even India and all over Asia. So, great choices in Asian style sauces and ingredients and even Basmati rice by the 20 Kg sack for crazy cheap prices.
Getting into the natural food thing isn't as hard as you think ! Replacing things like crisps and biscuits, with really fresh nuts and totally fresh, dried, and sugarless fruits is easy, tbh, knowing you're not putting rubbish inside you is a fulfilling emotion and actually I discovered ages ago the tastes are just awesome !
Open 365 days a year, with an extensive selection of Wines, Beers & Spirits at wholesale prices with a walk in Cava, wines chilled to perfection ... and munchies ... what more could you want? A Cash Point, yep they got that too ...
The result is Melekkis Centre; featuring Melekkis Jewellers, for exclusive Jewellery Design and Fine Time Pieces, Pandora, for unforgettable moments and gifts, Ladies fashion with 9 Boutique, Berto Luci, for Stylish men, Mini Raxevsky for cool kids, and bringing you back to nature with Elea, natural products, a shopaholics heaven !
It's deceiving from the outside, 'Tardis' like, comes to mind, as inside you'll find about 7,000 different labels, everything from postcards to booze and puffs, chocolates, drinks and munchies, to all your basic groceries and fresh fruit and veg, oh, Suntan Lotions and Beachwear, Body Boards and Buckets & Spades, and they're open 24/7, 365 Days a year ... now that's what I call 'convenient' and just what you'll need 😉
This market is an annual event for one day only, which this year falls on Saturday 24th November 2018 from 10 am 'til 3 pm and as always it will be a day of fun, shopping and a enjoying a little bartering and a great chance to do most of your Christmas Shopping at really low prices. oh and don't forget to bring the kids to meet Santa !!!
As I entered I noticed straight away that the selection on display was extensive, to say the least ... Bobby showed me around; the shop is very deep, everything in sections, well laid out and with some really nice ideas ... There's too much to mention but I'll give you an idea or two worth the visit ...
This really is a lovely initiative by local, ex pat and international artists and crafters from all over the world and a lovely way to spend a family day out doing a little shopping and bartering and I really hope you'll go along to give them some support !