Louisville Antique Mall To Close

by Rick Howlett on June 22, 2009

The Louisville Antique Mall is closing its doors after 26 years of operation.

Owner Denise Golden said in a press release Monday that the antique business has been hit especially hard by the economic recession. She says even though customer trafffic in the mall has been strong, people aren’t spending as much.

The mall opened in 1983 on Goss Avenue and was moved to its current location at 834 East Broadway last year.

Golden says the operation has 14 employees and includes more than 200 antique dealers.

The mall will close at the end of this month.

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Beth June 22, 2009 at 11:00 pm

I can not belive that Louisville antique mall is closing as frome a dealer aspect to this they should of given their dealers more notice. This falls over a holiday weekend and on such short notice. They would expect more notice form there own tennets. this give the antique business another bad name

Mike June 22, 2009 at 11:36 pm

This is a sad day for both the city and anyone who has enjoyed an afternoon strolling through one of the largest collections of antiques around. I feel for the owners and employees who have invested so much into downtown Louisville and the nicely renovated building on Broadway. I sincerely hope better time resume before we lose any more treasures.

Steve June 23, 2009 at 6:48 am

This is the worst news, a major loss to the community. In the downtown corridor, there’s nothing else close to this. I appreciated the opportunity to unplug from the megacorp and shop with local proprietors that this mall provided. Very sad day. Good luck all you wonderful sellers. And good luck Ms. Golden. I hope we can all come together and do this again some time before long.

Claudia June 23, 2009 at 9:05 pm

What a shame. A real loss for the city.

Michael June 24, 2009 at 1:30 pm

You are right, Denise should have given us [the dealers] more notice. Guess what? We have an antique show this weekend, at Locust Grove (the 28th) and so we can’t move anything out then, either. It will be a mad dash. I guess we will have to hire someone to help us move out, so we will lose even more money.

By the way, dealers, if you are considering moving to Goss Avenue, go there when it is raining, so you can see all the places where the roof leaks. That way, you can get a booth where your merchandise won’t get soaking wet. This is from a dealer that used to be at Goss.

SHIRLEY VROOMAN June 26, 2009 at 8:08 pm

MY NAME IS SHIRLEY VROOMAN AND HAVE BEEN A DEALER AT THE GOSS AVE ANTIUQE MALL FOR A YEAR AND HALF AND BEFORE THAT THE LOUISVILLE MALL BEFORE IT MOVED. THE REMODLED MALL IS BEAUTIFUL AND IS A GREAT PLACE TO HAVE YOUR BUSINESS. THE MANAGEMENT AND STAFF ARE VERY DEALER FRIENDLY AND OUR CUSTOMERS LOVE OUR BEAUTIFUL NEW VENUE. I HAVE BEEN A DEALER IN THIS BUILDING FOR APPROXIMATELY 20 YEARS AND AM LOVING HAVING MY BUISNESS AT THIS LOACTION. WE ARE AIR CONDITIONED AND HIGH AND DRY.LOVE IT HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!

tom June 27, 2009 at 7:43 pm

guess what? goss antiques is a 3 story building there are no leaks on the first floor from any roofs they were fixed 15 months ago when the owners found out about them, because the previous tenant didnt tell them about any problems. And in case you havent heard its been completely renovated no place is perfect look where your leaving from. life is short dont be bitter till the end.

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