It’s been said that one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. Joe Butitta, a 95-year-old, WWII U.S. Marine veteran, lifetime member of the Bill Williams Mountain Men and longtime Prescott business owner, is a man of the Greatest Generation, who fought for our freedoms, who felt the discourse and disarray of the Great Depression, who possessed the moral foundation of right and wrong and who conserved everything, which became a mode of self-preservation in those times.
Lonesome Valley Trading Post is dedicated to Butitta, affectionately known as Pop to daughter Mary Jo Butitta and son-in-law John Murray, proprietors of the new resale shop located in Old Town Prescott Valley. This shop honors his years of collecting at garage and estate sales, auctions and dumpster-diving. Pop has always found that things others throw away have value to someone else, creating a new market for his found treasures.
At Lonesome Valley Trading Post, you will find a unique combination of antiques, collectibles, cookbooks, calligraphy gifts, framed pictures, purses, small kitchen appliances, cast iron, tools, fans, lighting, hardware, motorcycle parts, electrical, plumbing, cookie jars, automotive equipment, shop manuals, furniture and so much more. You name it, we probably have it!
Lonesome Valley Trading Post, at 3045 N. Cochise Drive, Prescott Valley, offers everything from practical to ridiculous, priced fairly and ready to become your treasure or gift. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.