The Olive Tree Market Place, located at 513 West Pearce Boulevard, is Wentzville’s newest shopping venue for antiques and collectibles, repurposed items, unique crafts, and artwork.
The market, “a uniquely different marketplace where the old and new meet and you never know what you will find,” has been open since February 1. Booth space and display cases are available for rent (although there is a waiting list at the moment). Olive Tree Market Place also accepts some special items on consignment.
Items currently available for sale include original-condition antique furniture, vintage housewares, collectibles, handmade jewelry, fine art, and decorative pieces, as well as a line of Sammy Soaps, artisanal soaps that are all-natural, vegan, and cruelty-free, made locally in Kirkwood.
Owner Adrienne Mennemeyer told the Sentinel that opening the market was the realization of a long-awaited dream. A previous career as a financial advisor didn’t allow her the work-life balance she wanted, especially with a 9-year-old daughter. “I may work more hours now,” she said, “but I have more passion for my work.” Mennemeyer’s daughter often helps at the market.
Mennemeyer said that a younger generation of shoppers are thrilled to discover places like Olive Tree that offer recycled and repurposed items, or fixer-uppers and decorative pieces that allow them to express their own creativity. “They don’t like landfills,” she said.
The Olive Tree Market Place is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. You can also find them on Facebook.