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    • May 6, 2016 12:54 PM CDT
    • Right near the beautiful Hampton Beach area of New Hampshire is  the town of Seabrook. April 16th was the opening day for The Bigtop LLC Antique and Collectibles Super Center on Route 1. Great dealers and fun items going through every day. If you are ever in New England check them out, oh, and Hampton Beach has some great food!!

    • March 28, 2016 10:46 AM CDT
    • A giant new antique center is now open in Greater Cincinnati.

      The 70,000-square-foot West Chester Antique Center will open to the public on Jan. 23 with 134 vendor booths.

      The center, which will anchor the Union Centre Pavilion, will open with the first phase of construction complete. That includes 134 vendor booths, 150 locking showcases and 20 display towers. The second phase, which is planned to be completed in the spring, will add 115 more booths and the third phase will include 150 more showcases.


    • March 27, 2016 2:30 PM CDT
    • The Land Rush Antique Mall opened last month.  

      The mall is 4,000 sq. feet on the main floor with 26 booths, 7 (5 foot) glass display units, and additional shelving units available for rent. An additional 4,000 sq. feet in the basement will open in 2017. Booth spaces range from 7' X 8' to 20' X 8'. Most booth spaces will be for rent at $1.65 per foot. For example, a 7X8 foot booth will rent for $92.40 and a 10X8 foot booth will rent for $132.00 a month. No commission fees or administration fees will be charged! Dealers will however, need to pay credit card fees.



    • July 8, 2015 9:20 PM CDT
    • “I will be 83 years old Sept. 2,” Dale Buckley, owner of Buckley’s Antiques, said. “I’ve been in it so long, it’s just time to close down.”

      Buckley plans on keeping the Midtown store open through December and sell all the goods at half price.

      Buckley’s passion for antiques began in 1959 when he moved to Glasgow, Scotland and discovered that it was more economical to furnish his home with antiques he discovered at local auctions. After attending the University of Glasgow, he moved back to Henderson, Tennessee, where he taught accounting at Freed-Hardeman and ran a small antiques shop out of his home.

      “Then I decided to retire from teaching and come to Memphis and open an antique shop at 1965 Madison Ave.,” Buckley said. “And I’ve been here ever since.”


      Read the entire article HERE

    • June 27, 2015 7:16 PM CDT
    • Garceau-Atkinson Estate and Home Store will be opening in Oshkosh WI on July 4 (yes, the holiday).  The address is 300 State Street, on the corner of State and Waugoo (across from The Northwestern building).  Their previous location was on Sawyer Street in oshkosh but they outgrew that store.  They conduct estate sales around the area as well so watch for them on  I am not an owner but I help out with their Ebay sales and have been assisting with opening preparation.  It is a beautiful store so please come check it out if you are in the area.

    • December 30, 2014 9:15 AM CST
    • Every day for more than four decades, Gertrude Gardner has sat in a large white wicker chair, finished at least one crossword puzzle, drunk a cup of coffee and sold antiques and other trinkets to Pascack Valley residents.

      But at the end of this month, the 92-year-old business owner is retiring – ending a career that has included the opening of three stores in the center of Westwood and decades' worth of anecdotes from watching the borough grow into what it is today.

      As Gardner gets ready to close her antiques store on Broadway with a monthlong going-out-of-business sale, she said she can't fathom doing anything but selling goods to all the faces who have come to know her over the years.

      "I really have no idea what I'm going to do. I can't imagine not being in business and working every day," she said, with a laugh.

      Read the story here:


    • December 30, 2014 9:13 AM CST
    • Guy Cotroneo, who co-owns Black Rail Antiques with Jeri Lewis, said both he and his business partner have had experience with businesses in the downtown area before and have worked with antiques for many years. 

      “I’ve been collecting all of my life. My grandparents came from Germany and I still have a lot of their pieces,” Cotroneo said, adding that he enjoys being able to reuse and renew older pieces that were made to last and can be passed down through generations. 

      Cotroneo has been selling antiques for five or six years and Lewis has been in the business for about 20. They are working with six vendors and are selling glass, furniture, lamps, primitives and many other nice-quality items, he said. 

      Read the story here:

    • December 30, 2014 9:10 AM CST
    • Paper Moon Antiques, located at 317 Commercial St., hosted a grand opening on Saturday. The community has been anxiously awaiting the opening of the unique store owned by John and Becky Doan.

      “I had 10 people try to come in yesterday,” said Becky Doan.

      The Doans, who owned an antique store in Wichita, have been working for close to six months to prepare for the opening of the Emporia location. Becky Doan is originally from Emporia and the couple felt opening a store in her hometown would be a good fit. They carefully boxed up their treasures and relocated them to Emporia “van load by van load.”

      “We had our shop open in Wichita for about four and half years, but it just kind of felt right to come back here,” said Becky Doan.


      Read the story here:

    • September 29, 2014 7:55 AM CDT
    • The Country Rose Antique Mall in Clovis, CA has reopened after a devistating fire over a year ago.  


      That fire destoyed the mall along with adjacent Clovis Antique Mall.



    • September 7, 2014 6:56 PM CDT
    • Jackie's Antique Mall in Rothschild, Wisconsin opened Sept 1.  It's 1,600 sq ft and currently has 8 vendors.

    • August 19, 2014 10:03 AM CDT
    • A grand opening is set for Friday and Saturday for a new vintage and antique shop on Charleston’s West Side. 

      Tesori: Vintage Home, Fine Art, & Antiques will host their ribbon-cutting at noon on Friday. 

      The store, located at 418 Virginia Street West in the Five Corner area, is co-owned by Eyewitness News anchor Stefano DiPietrantonio and David Riter. 

      DiPietrantonio said he and Riter have been pickers since they were kids. 

      “We’ve been collecting everything since forever,” he said. 

      DiPietrantonio said the merchandise offered will be “fun funky and affordable,” and that the store specializes in distressed vintage home décor and antiques. 

      He said the pieces are “one of a kind.” 

      “They’re our own mixed colors pieces and they’re not found anywhere else,” he said. 

      DiPietrantonio stressed that the one of the goals of the shop is to offer quality merchandise at an affordable price. 

      “The trick is to make go,” he said, regarding moving items. 

      In addition to vintage items, DiPietrantonio plans for the shop to offer a Tutto Biscotti Bakery in the future, featuring seven flavors of biscotti from a family recipe. 

      “It’s seven flavors, for the seven hills of Rome he said. “The flavors are named for crazy Italian family members.” 

      DiPietrantonio said the most popular flavor is cranberry-orange vanilla, with white chocolate infused with orange oil. 

      Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper and Charleston Mayor Danny Jones will be on hand for the ribbon cutting. 

      The shop will be open for the grand opening from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday.


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    • August 19, 2014 9:59 AM CDT
    • The sign taped to the front-door glass of Red Ribbon Antiques fairly said it all: “The store will permanently close Saturday 16th of August 2014.”   After the death of his wife, the owner Leonard Halloway has decided to close their popular antique store, Red Ribbon Antiques.  The store has been open for more than 26 years.

    • July 9, 2014 9:33 PM CDT
    • Local businessman Todd Hennard wants to bring more people to downtown Bradford. Last week, he took another step toward that goal.

      Hennard reopened Main Street Antiques at 86 Main St. on Friday. The building had sat empty for about three years, he said. 

      Hennard decided to remodel the space, open a business and keep the same name.

      “We’re thinking it’ll help all of downtown,” Hennard said.

      The store is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays; and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.

    • July 9, 2014 9:29 PM CDT
    • The store is located at 7668 County Road 1 and is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

    • July 1, 2014 7:58 AM CDT
    • The Verro World Bazaar and Antique Mall is opening on July 12th, 2014 at 720 S US Hwy 1 in Vero Beach, FL

    • May 4, 2014 12:05 AM CDT
    • A new antique mall has opened in Pendleton. It has joined with an existing business on the corner of U.S. 76 and Washburn Avenue, next to Tiger Paw Storage, just before S.C. 187.

      Papa Len’s Antiques and The Floral Shoppe of Pendleton have partnered to offer an amazing combination of a wide variety of antiques and a full service florist and garden center. The floral shop owners, Roger and Debbie Chapman, have recently welcomed Len Raffini and his antiques to their already established and successful florist business.

      They are excited about the addition and are looking forward to seeing the business continue to grow and to have the opportunity to serve the Pendleton/Anderson community.


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    • May 3, 2014 11:52 PM CDT
    • After 44 years, Baowetz Antique mall will close later this year.  Owners Kathy and Virl Banowetz say they are ready to slow down.


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    • February 6, 2013 8:40 AM CST
    • Wonderful news!

    • January 24, 2013 10:53 PM CST
    • Excited to hear about the new antique store in Ripon CA.  We drive through it when RVing in Lodi or shopping at Bass Pro Shop in Manteca.  How do you find it off of Highway 99?  I am near Merced.

    • February 2, 2013 4:03 AM CST
    • CHIMOMMA's, 1245 W. Fremont Street, Stockton is selling off its "junk" in the back February 9-10 starting at 7 a.m. each day.  Grab some stuff and name your price! After the junk sale, they are starting a Vintage Market (providing they have ten or more vendors) featuring vintage items, antiques and artisan crafts on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a,m. to 2 p.m. Vendor spaces are available.  Give them a call at (209) 946-1245 (especially since dates/times may be subject to change).  

    • January 22, 2013 9:48 PM CST
    • Story from:


      Antiques mall 'too risky' for bank lender, says owner forced to close Grand Rapids business




      GRAND RAPIDS, MI — West Michigan’s largest antique mall,29th Street Antiques, is being vacated this week after closing on Dec. 31.


      Steve Johnson, who opened the facility in October 2009 with his wife, Jo, said the business, at 2701 29th St. SE, was forced to close because its bank lender refused to renew the company’s commercial mortgage.


      “We’re very upset about the situation,” he said.


      Johnson said the mall never missed a payment on its commercial mortgage. Rather, the bank “just deemed us too risky because we had tenants instead of inventory,” he said. “Banks are not interested in loaning against buildings that house tenants.”


      Johnson said the bank, which he declined to name due to an agreement, notified them of its decision last spring. The mall recently held a liquidation sale to allow its roughly 100 dealers to sell off excess inventory.


      Some of the dealers have dispersed to other antique malls. Others have gone out of business, Johnson said. The building has to be vacated by Jan. 15.


      The closure of the mall is not reflective of the market for antiques, he said. “Our business was fine.”


      Derek Hunderman, managing partner at Colliers International of West Michigan, said the lender’s decisions as described by Johnson are generally not indicative of the larger commercial real estate market today in West Michigan.


      “We’re hearing less of this today than we were three years ago,” he said, although some banks have decided to pull out of the real estate market.


      “I don’t know the exact situation, but it’s fair to say this is not the state of the union across the board,” Hunderman said.