The DIY Crowd Will Want to Check Out the Builder’s Bazaar at Mercado San Agustin

March 13, 2013

Thinking of redoing your kitchen or adding a bedroom or some other home improvement project? You just may be able to outfit most of your project at the first Builder’s Bazaar being put on this Saturday by the Mercado San Agustin.builders bazaar

Local contractors, people who’ve finished home improvement projects, and the Mercado’s owners themselves, will have leftover supplies available for purchase at the Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 16 at the Mercado, 100 S. Avenida del Convento at West Congress Street.

That could include any sort of tools, concrete, stucco, refrigerators, dishwashers, studs and molds. The Mercado owners are putting forward leftover tile and solar tube skylights.

“There could a weird tool that someone used once but doesn’t need anymore,” said Kira Dixon-Weinstein, the Mercado’s executive director. “We have a guy bringing a lot of stucco and cement.”

Expect to see tool demonstrations, a vintage tool display, all while enjoying beer from Dragoon Brewery and taking in the cool sounds of Tom Walbank from noon to 2 p.m. and Awkward Moments from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Kira and Adam Weinstein lived in New York City before moving to Tucson.

“My husband had a design/build shop in New York. We took our supplies to a Brooklyn flea market and people were wild about it,” Dixon-Weinstein said. “I saw people like to buy tools and construction material.”

Dixon-Weinstein decided to test the concept in Tucson with this Bazaar because her family had leftover material from building the Mercado.

The Habitat for Humanities Habistore will be onsite to accept donations of many materials not sold at the Bazaar.