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“Very easy going and customer friendly establishment”

Ranked #17 of 55 things to do in Bloomington
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Owner description: Popular antique shopping mall.
Indianapolis, Indiana
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49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Very easy going and customer friendly establishment”
Reviewed 21 June 2012

I am often in Bloomington on business and I enjoy the times I am able to stop by the Bloomington Antiques Mall. The staff is very friendly and helpfull in finding items you are searching for or suggesting where you may search for iems. Very easy to access the main level and there is a elevator and two stair cases leading upstairs - the elevator and one staircase lead to the basement area. Prices are reasonable and they are able to often offer discounts or contact the buyer to see if they will take a lower offer. Parking can be a bit dicy - Bloomington's street parking is limited and cost $0.50 per hour with a 2-hour max in one space PER DAY!

Visited June 2012
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Bloomington, Indiana
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Prices are a JOKE”
Reviewed 19 June 2012

It was a cool place to browse, but prices were outrageous! I purchased a few records that were decently priced. There was no one to help with any questions on the lower level. I would take my grandmother there just to look around, but not to make purchases. It's more like a museum than a shop.

Visited June 2012
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Nashville, Indiana, United States
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Place! Can't wait to go back for more.”
Reviewed 22 January 2012

My wife "dragged" me here to look around and I was pleasantly surprised and how much fun it was to browse around. I noticed another review that said that the prices are too high but it should be noted that there seems to not be one owner of all the items but rather many different merchants who rent space. My guess is that they are the ones who set their own prices. Anyway, we were only able to get to the main and top floor before they closed so we'll be going back for more sometime soon. What a fun place!

Visited January 2012
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Thank Tyler K
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Indianapolis, IN
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Some Nice Stuff but Grossly Overpriced”
Reviewed 11 December 2011

This place had a few gems but overall it wasn't worth it. It seemed like the merchants/staff were trying to take advantage of the customers' assumed lack of knowledge. Most of the items were ridiculously overpriced (actually laughably so) and I eventually just started feeling almost offended. I'm talking $40 nondescript glass bottle, $65 SMALL bear fur purse with several holes/tears and horrible stitching, and even modern Vera Bradley items priced ABOVE retail. All in all while some of the items were reasonably priced/interesting most of it was cheap stuff you would find at a low-level garage sell with price tags like you'd see in a department store. Maybe go to look around and have some fun but don't expect anything.

Visited December 2011
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Indiana
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Don't miss this - Best antique mall in the area!”
Reviewed 18 December 2010

Three stories of great stuff! The big historic brick building was renovated from the ground up by CFC a few years back, and has recently re-opened under new management. Friendly staff; lots of unusual stuff. A definite five-star attraction!!!

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