Blue Hills Antique Mall was started in 2001 with the purchase of the exsisting structure that had prior been an antique mall since 1982. We spent several months tearing out the old and updating the stores hardware, floors, ceilings and fixtures. When we reopened in 2002 it was a smaller establishment with around 3000 square feet of rented space. Over the years we have grown the location to over 10,000 square feet of rentable space and have quadrupled the number of initial vendors we have had. We have always held to a few key principles.
Professionally managed: How many times have you gone to an antique mall and been shocked at the gossip and bickering that you have heard. The mall experience that has vendors working spaces is very inefficent and also pretty clic' ish. We don't play that game and have always had a professional staff that we use to always give you the best experience and hassle free well informed shopping experience. We up the grade ffrom the typical and ensure our focus is always on the customer.
Dealers make their success: We are happy to help give our vendors suggestions on things that are hot in the store, upcomming events, and even help them with getting prices that are dead on for their products when they are new to the business. We let our dealers determine their own discounting structures and never force a carte blanc across the board discount for everyone. This allows our dealers to be flexible and run numerous discounts at different times in the year.
The best price gets passed along: We have an enourmous store and are able to keep our price for the lease of spaces very reasonable. As a result the dealers can offer better prices for the customer. Win-win works great for us and will for you also.