Allen, the Antique Capital of Michigan

The antique capital of Michigan is the village of Allen. It is located on US-12 just 5 minutes from the Munro House B&B in Jonesville. What began as a town with homes transformed into antique stores has blossomed into an area that is saturated with modern antique malls–one of them is Michigan’s largest. Capital Antiques is reported to have 36,000 square feet and hosts 300 dealers on their sales floor.  The Allen Antique Barn also has 300 dealers on 2 floors of their big red building. The latest addition in Hog Creek Antiques, the nicest, newest, and cleanest. Add in some smaller venues that includes Allen Antique Mall and Preston’s Antique Gaslight Village, and there are around 1,000 booths featuring an endless variety of antiques and collectibles to peruse in a short stretch. Some of the malls are grouped together and are walkable. Hog Creek and Preston’s are free-standing drive-up facilities. Most every store is open most every day from 10-5. Any day of the week can be a good day to go antiquing in Michigan.

 

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Published in: on June 13, 2010 at 1:52 pm  Leave a Comment  
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