BizJournals.com reports that the Louisville Antique Mall will close. At a meeting last night, owner Denise Golden told dealers the mall will close at the end of June.
“The antique business has been hit especially hard during this
economic recession,” Golden said in a news release. “Antiques are not
essential purchases, and although traffic has been good through the
mall, people just aren’t spending as much.”
The mall moved to its current location at 834 E. Broadway in January 2008, after operating on Goss Avenue from 1983 to 2008. Golden said in the release that the renovated, five-story art deco building that currently houses the antique mall is for sale.
The economy claims yet another venue for dealers. Let’s hope they find a new one soon.