By Steve Delzio
The Story of the Annual Spring Sale
The Mexican Shack has gone through many changes since 1975. I was in my twenties and living out West when I first encountered decorative pottery, wicker furniture and handmade jewelry from Arizona and New Mexico. To help fund my trip back to Somers, NY, so I could celebrate my parents 25th anniversary, I drove these treasures across the country and displayed them for sale along the roadside of Route 100. When I completely sold out in a weekend, I decided to take that journey again, and again, and again. Over the years, some of the items in the truck would get nicked or scratched and as a result, we would have a massive warehouse sale, or "Yellow Tent Sale" as many remember it. We held onto this yearly tradition for over four decades and would draw crowds from New York City to Pennsylvania. Although today you won’t find as much pottery or furniture, what you will discover is extraordinary jewelry and unique gifts marked down for this once-a-year event.
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