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Monday, November 8, 2010

The Bloomington Antique Mall Returns!

Categories: Arts & Culture

We are pleased to announce that a B-town tradition, the Bloomington Antique Mall, has returned to the downtown shopping scene! Re-opened earlier this month under new ownership, the Bloomington Antique Mall is located in a historic building, once home to Tom Taylor Foods.

The Bloomington Antique Mall was first opened in 1988 after extensive renovations to the structure by then-owner CFC, Inc. Closed since 2007, the site has now been re-opened and will once again offer three floors of antique hunting for Bloomington area residents and visitors to enjoy. The Bloomington Antique Mall is located downtown on 7th Street, along the B-Line Trail.

The mall's new owners, Pence Group LLC, come to the Bloomington area with lots of knowledge and experience, as they also own and operate the successful Exit 76 Antique Mall in Edinburgh. With a nod to Bloomington's unique creative nature, the Pence Group vision is to create a "quality antique mall that includes artisans, as well; art plus lovely collectibles. Bloomington is full of talent…"

If you're looking to do some antique hunting in the Bloomington area, here are a few places to start your search:

Bloomington Antique Mall
311 W. 7th Street, (812) 323-7676

Second Street Antique Mall
222 W. 2nd Street, (812) 332-3222

Antique Bazaar
5101 N. State Road 37 Business, (812) 336-5314

Foursquare Antiques & Architectural Salvage
727 W. Kirkwood Avenue, (812) 337-8577

Tosha Daugherty

Tosha Daugherty

Tosha was the primary contributor to the B-town Blog during her tenure as content coordinator. Her blogs covered a number of topics, from family activities to outdoor excursions.