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Treasure Hunting

Treasure Hunting

Owners, Lisa and Henry

Multiple dealers offer vintage items from around the world

Indian River Antique Mall
1433 South Babcock St.
Melbourne, FL 32901

What can you find inside the 20,000 square-foot Indian River Antique Mall? You never know!

That unique treasure you were not looking for, but which becomes something you can’t live without — that’s the magic of antiquing.

More than 165 dealers bring an extensive variety of antique, vintage, and collectible merchandise from across the United States and around the globe to the bright, climate controlled Melbourne location.

A stroll down the wide aisles is never the same twice. Vintage furniture, shabby chic, home décor, coins, art, old books, jewelry, lures-reels, tin toys, and so much more can be found along each turn at Indian River Antique Mall.

It’s also a dealer’s paradise, according to owners, Lisa and Henry Olender. The couple have been in the antique business since 2002 and know what dealers are looking for in a venue. After traveling for many years, the couple settled down in Melbourne and opened the Indian River Antique Mall in 2014. They take pride in providing a high-traffic location, variable spaces, and affordable amenities for some of the industry’s elite antique dealers.

Ken and Marilyn Mageau are dealers who specialize in Mid-Century furniture. “The Mall’s proven business model gives us peace of mind,” Marilyn said, also citing the “security and superior service” the owners extend to all their dealers.

Lisa and Henry understand the significance of keeping a positive relationship with their dealers. “For every new dealer, we lock in their booth price for as long as they stay in that booth,” Lisa said.

Dealers also enjoy low commission rates, month-to-month contracts, and no additional costs for credit card processing, advertising, employees, or supplies. As part of their partnership with the dealers, the Olenders also offer “professionally trained staff to handle the logistics of day-to-day business.”

Lisa and Henry are passionate about their business and how it impacts the community. People come to browse the unique merchandise and see small pieces of history. Lisa likens it to “coming to a museum.”

Henry shared how he loves to “point out to younger shoppers the beauty of real wood furniture, the hand-notching, and the quality of the workmanship.”

“The benefit to younger generations means that many high quality items, owned by their grandparents’ era, are once again available and affordable,” Henry said.

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