Antiques and Old Lace



Former Location
1290 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607

See Gone, But Not Forgotten

They closed in 2012 when the new landlord renovated their space and raised the rent. According to a comment on r/Rochester:

. . . I am close with a couple dealers who were at Antiques and Old Lace. The building was to be renovated, but they were priced out. The landlord wanted several grand more for the newly renovated space. They hoped to find a new location, but they couldn't find one with the same amount of space and frontage in a decent area for a similar price. As of today (I met with Bruce, dealer from booth #2010) Antiques and Old Lace will not be returning to that location, and may never reopen. Several dealers moved to other area antique malls, but the bulk of them moved to Ontario Mall Antiques on 332 in Farmington.1



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2012-03-29 08:01:42   This place is awesome. Always a treasure hunt. —EileenF

2013-02-22 11:07:00   Love this place! Always a great place to discover some real treasures. Any idea when they might re-open? —KatieS

2013-05-11 17:06:33   Well, that was a dumb move on the landlord's part. Antiques and Old Lace was a popular, well-established business. Who do they think is going to pay big money for a dull-looking building with such poor street visibility? —EileenF