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The Town Dump closes!...huge auction!

Cave Creek iconic store closes with huge auction starting this weekend! EJ’s Auction & Appraisal will auction hundreds of eclectic items Jan. 26

CAVE-CREEK-EVENTS-TOWN-DUMPThe Town Dump, an iconic landmark in Cave Creek, closed its doors on December 31 after 42 years in business. Owner Madelyn Hines said her business was “great fun,” but her age and some physical limitations prompted her to accept an offer on the buildings and property in November.

Erik Hoyer & Madelyn Hines stand in fron of The Town Dump in Cave Creek.

The remaining items in the “wild and crazy store” will be auctioned at EJ’s Auction & Appraisal in Glendale because of the large quantity of collectibles, a second auction will take place on January 26.

“Locals and tourists alike loved to wander through The Town Dump to discover unique collectibles, kitschy souvenirs, colorful pottery, sculpture, furniture, jewelry, clothing, antiques and other quirky finds,” said Erik Hoyer, owner of EJ’s Auction & Appraisal.

“I’m very grateful to our customers and to my employees who shared my passion for The Town Dump,” Hines said. “The fact that we’ve been in Cave Creek for 42 years says a lot about our community.”

EJ’s Auction & Appraisal conducts exciting, high-energy auctions at 10 a.m. every Saturday at the full-service auction house, located at 5880 W. Bell Road, in Glendale on the northeast corner of 59th Avenue and Bell Road. For details, visit or call (623) 878-2003.