New owner reopening antique mall in Bloomington


Bloomington, Ind. - A new owner plans to reopen an antique mall a couple blocks from Bloomington's courthouse square three years after it closed.

Denise and Gregory Pence already operate the Exit 76 Antique Mall in Edinburgh and plan to have the Bloomington Antique Mall open its doors Nov. 1. Denise Pence tells The Herald-Times that more than 40 booth operators have already signed up for space.

She says the response from potential vendors has been overwhelming, with a line at the door of "people with their checkbooks" on the first day they could claim spots.

CFC Properties bought the empty Tom Taylor Foods building in 1984 and turned it into the antique mall four years later. It had been closed since 2007.

Information from: The Herald-Times,

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