Photos Courtesy of Antique Gatherings
Antique lovers unite! Antique Gatherings, originally located at the Gaslight Square Shopping Center in Phoenix has moved into the neighborhood. The shop has taken over the old Walgreens location on the northeast corner of 32nd Street and Shea, next to Bashas’, which had been vacant for several years.
Antique Gatherings officially moved into their new location in June, but they aren’t new to the Valley, having spent several years near 36th Street and Indian School. However, in moving their showroom several miles north, they brought many unique and timeless antique deals to Paradise Valley and the North 32nd area.
“We were in our old location for almost 30 years and some of the dealers coming with us to the new location have been there just as long,” says owner Amanda Wilson. “I have owned Antique Gatherings for 10 years. We have a very loyal following, but we are very excited to meet and make new customers as well. I’ve been told that we are one of the few true antique shops in the Valley; we do carry wonderful and unique treasures.”
Antique Gathering visitors will have the opportunity to shop for a variety of antiques and there is a wide range of items that fit every taste and every budget. Showroom items include antique furniture, fine art, estate and fine jewelry, antique clocks, home decorative items, oriental rugs, vintage clothing and accessories, linens, sculptures, collectable items, and more.
“I’m excited for our new chapter,” Wilson says. “We can’t wait to welcome everyone and share what makes Antique Gatherings a truly unique and special place.”
To celebrate, they will host their first parking lot sale at their new location on Nov. 13 followed by a Grand Opening Celebration on Dec. 3.
The parking lot sale, a 20-year tradition, will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 13. The sale will feature vendors from all over the Valley, as well as special deals inside the store. “We are carrying on a long tradition of a market that has been enjoyed for 20-plus years! We only do it twice a year, always in April and November, so we are very excited for our first in our new location,” says Wilson.
The grand opening on Dec. 3 will run from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will be a chance for Antique Gatherings to celebrate its new location. “We are excited to start a new chapter here in the Shea neighborhood and we also want to thank everyone who’s been so supportive through this year of change,” says Wilson. The grand opening will feature Sean Morton, a long time, well-known estate appraiser who will be doing appraisals beginning at 3 p.m. for $20 per item. Anyone interested in having an item appraised should contact Antique Gatherings to sign up as spots are expected to go fast. The celebration will also feature wine, hors d-oeuvres, and desserts.