After being in the same location for almost 14 years, Antique Mall Y’All is moving south — not out of Palmetto Bay but just a third of a mile away.
The property on which the sprawling shop, filled with antiques of every kind, is located has been sold by the landlord, and mall owner Shelley Stanczyk had to find a new place.
“They’re allowing us all to stay until December but we’re going to move earlier because our season is in December,” Stanczyk said. “We’re going to be across from Goodwill on Fern Street. It’s a big undertaking and it’s sort of difficult to shrink so many people into a smaller space.”
Antique Mall Y’All currently is located at 17430 SW 97 Ave. and has more than 275 consigners and dealers operating within its maze-like interior selling jewelry, clothing, china, silver, coins, postcards, books, “a little bit of everything.” It is reportedly the largest antique mall of its kind in Miami-Dade County.
Since the entire block has been sold not only will the antique mall be affected but also the building housing the law firm of Ludovici & Ludovici and a number of small merchants in shops on the north side of the property. An Audi car dealership will be taking its place.
“The month of September we’re going to use to set the new place up, paint and do whatever we need to do to get ready for us,” Stanczyk said. “Through the end of the month we’ll still be open here. Our last day here will probably be Sept. 30. And then in October we’ll open in that space over there.”
Judith Sockloff Villar del Saz has been one of the dealers at Antique Mall Y’All for the past 12 years, so she and her husband are veterans at that location, which she has always liked.
“The rent is reasonable and the parking is convenient,” she said.
Although moving is a challenge, she does find things to like about the new location.
“The building looks clean; it’s well kept, and there are two other antique stores in the strip mall, so I think that the more antique stores you have in an area the more appealing it will be to people. They can jump from place to place. I think it will work out fine.”
She and her business partner have porcelain, antiques, collectables, Sterling silver, decorative items for the house, Disney collectables, comic books and vintage Christmas items.
Although Stanczyk faces a lot of work due to having to move and condense things a bit, her outlook is positive.
“We’re going to continue with the type of service and selection that our customers have been used to getting,” Stanczyk said, adding that their traditional sidewalk sale will be return again in the fall, when the weather is cooler.
“The great thing about the new building is that it has a nice colonnade that’s always in the shade, which makes it a lot easier to do a nice sidewalk sale…a nice outdoor event.”
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