Indian River Antique Mall Grand Opening Set For Saturday
By Space Coast Daily // January 17, 2015
mall features more than 150 exhibit booths
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Indian River Antique Mall will host its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Saturday, January 17.
Dealers, staff, customers and officials from the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce will be on hand to celebrate the official opening of the store, which had a soft opening in August.
The mall, located at 1433 S. Babcock Street in Melbourne, is a climate-controlled 20,000 square foot space that features more than 160 exhibit booths that includes art works, china, books, furniture, watches, dolls, textiles – and much more.
The Grand Opening event will include live music by Chuck Van Ripper, featuring guest singer Georgia Randall.
The festivities will begin at 10 a.m., and a raffle giveaway will begin at 11 a.m. which will include a chance to win $25 and $50 gift certificates.
The food sales will be presented by, and benefit the Boy Scouts of America.
UNIQUE, EXCITING SHOPPING EXPERIENCE
Mall owners Lisa and Henry Olender have had a lifelong love for the antiques and collectibles.
Lisa Olender had built three successful new start-up Antique Malls for another company, and in April 2014, decided to strike out on her own and provide an exciting shopping experience, with isles that are wide, clean and well lit.
“It was time to create our own unique antique mall featuring a theme and character that would set us apart from all others,” said Henry.
As antique dealers themselves, the Olenders worked at various antique malls while having dealer space, successfully buying and selling antique and vintage merchandise.
“We opened for business on August 18 and since have attracted customers and dealers from not only Melbourne, but from all over the state,” said Lisa.
“Some of our dealers have owned their own shop and others have been in this business for 20-30 years. And, others started as a great hobby because they are attracted to the beauty and quality of vintage and antique items.
“However, the very hobby has expanded for them to a new level of experience of buying, building relationships and making extra money. We take comfort in seeing all age groups, including the 20-30s something beginning to recognize the true meaning of recycling.”
All Indian River Antique Mall dealers benefit from significantly reduced overhead costs and great marketing opportunities, while taking advantage of a full complement of professional retail services.
Dealer’s offerings and inventory includes antique furniture and decorative accessories, vintage furniture, shabby chic, glassware, primitives, iron garden furniture and accessories, jewelry, lamps, midcentury modern, dolls, vintage and antique watches, paintings, textiles, books, furniture finished with chalk based paint, china, porcelain, military, pottery and more.
“Our dealers are a highly gifted group of people and display their best furniture and accessories, shabby chic, retro, industrial, repurposed antiques and collectibles at a price you can afford,” said Lisa.
The Indian River Antique Mall is open seven days a week. Store hours are Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday 12 noon to 5:30 p.m.
For more information call 321-759-6255 or log on to IndianRiverAntiqueMall.com
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ABOVE MAP: The Indian River Antique Mall is located at 1433 S. Babcock Street in Melbourne. The mall is a climate-controlled 20,000 square foot space that features more than 160 exhibit booths that includes art works, china, books, furniture, watches, dolls, textiles – and much more.