Dealers Thriving Old Crows Antique Mall Celebrates 4th Anniversary

By Jon DeStefano
 Old Crows Antique Mall is celebrating their fourth anniversary throughout the month of May and it will be fantastic. Here is  what is planned:
 MAY 4: OLD CROWS’ ANTIQUES ROAD SHOW  12-3 p.m. Get estimates on your favorite treasures. Talk to experts about your antiques, art, vintage and collectibles. Limit 1 item per person.
 MAY 11: LITTLETON CAR SHOW 3 to 6 p.m., weather permitting, Featuring vintage and collectible vehicles. An event that is fun for the whole family.
 MAY 12: MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION Barbecued Hot Dogs, Chips, Root Beer and Flowers for Mothers.
 MAY 18: LIVE AT THE CROWS at the Old Crows Antique Mall & Root Beer Bar, live performance by Warren Floyd, 2-5 p.m.
 MAY 19: THUNDERBIRD APPRECIATION DAY 12-3 p.m. Come buy and see an amazing display of classic Ford Thunderbirds.
 MAY 23-May 27: MEMORIAL DAY SALE, 15% off storewide.
 MAY 25: CELEBRATE THE ARTS at Old Crows Antiques Mall, special prices on all artwork. Demonstrations by numerous local artists and craftsmen.
 When Old Crows began they faced a great challenge – COVID, but they didn’t let it stop them. They faced the typical challenges of starting a new business, of transforming a 40,000 square foot empty space into a place customers and dealers would feel comfortable in, a place that gave 200+ dealers a space that was attractive and distinct. They also had to construct this and then meet the needs of the numerous inspectors to comply with all the county and state building codes and requirements.
 Then they had to get their dealers. Sounds like a lot and it was.
 By early March they were ready to open and sure enough in mid-March the COVID-19 pandemic hit. They were shut down until May. The journey began four years ago when brothers Tim and Joe Crawford undertook a great challenge and decided to open a very special antique mall in a shopping center in Littleton, Colorado. Located at the Southwest corner of Bowles and Kipling the mall was finally underway.. The time was not wasted. They had transformed the space into a purposeful and efficient antique mall.
 However, Tim and Joe Crawford wanted much more than that. Joe said, “Our goal was to create an antique and vintage wonderland where the variety of items is continuously being rotated and changed. A place where you can browse in comfort, enjoy a large and diverse selection, and enjoy a bottle of root beer, a fresh cup of coffee, or a snack while you take a break from your journey through time.”
 “Our greatest success has been our dealers,” Joseph explains, “They are outstanding. We have been selective about the dealers who have joined us. They are great people, very involved Together we have really created something special here for our customers. The entire place is a welcoming environment. We are all having fun doing this together. We’re more like a family.”
 Old Crows dealers are very excited about their beautiful and fascinating antique mall and they should be as they have indicated their businesses are really thriving here. Customers are equally excited.
 “After forty years of owning my antiques shops, I’m thoroughly delighted to become a part of this exciting collection of dealers, at Old Crow’s Antique Mall, in Littleton Colorado. The mall is amazing, the owner, management and staff are excited to serve, and our customers are thrilled with the quality and selection of styles represented.
 I’m proud to have my new boutique shop in the mall, and to invite my longtime customers to peruse all the beautiful items in this delightful 40,000 square ft. mall.  It’s a fresh, pristine building, with a plethora of parking, and something for everyone…. including special weekend events, and their famous Root Beer Bar!!” – Joy Phelps
 “The staff and management at Old Crows Antique mall are friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable.  Also, the newly renovated building has been created into a modern, clean, and accessible antique mall.  Filled with a variety of items from several dealers, it offers the customer a great shopping experience.”  – Lois Claggett
 “Rare finds, fun events and frosty root beer floats; I’m proud to be one of the original Crows.” – Justin Dartt
 “One of the best things about being a dealer at Old Crows is the family friendly atmosphere. With the variety of ages and personalities it’s always fun to watch the reaction of people to things that trigger fond memories or offer a learning experience.  When a grandfather was showing an old payphone to his granddaughter, she was fascinated with the old technology and couldn’t imagine standing in one spot while having a conversation. she studied the phone for several minutes and fell in love with it. I thought how wonderful it would be to sell all my cleverness and buy some bewilderment. Bring the kids — You’ll find lots of great things to provide an opportunity for a meaningful conversation.” – John Howe
 “Treasure hunting at Old Crows Antiques led to me shopping for my place as a vendor. The staff is truly remarkable.  Old Crows is a special place for fun finds!” – Lori Counterman
 “At Old Crow we like that you can find items from days gone by that were made well and are still usable today! Also, the craftsmanship on repurposed pieces add a touch of charm to your modern home.” – Kelly Payton
 “I love Old Crows Antiques! It’s a great place to shop for unusual items. From the minute you walk through the doors you are greeted with smiling, friendly faces. The spaces are filled with amazing one-of-a-kind treasures and beautifully displayed throughout. It’s an easy and relaxing atmosphere to spend an hour (or two or three!). “ – Linda Faller
 Old Crows Antique Mall’s first dealer was Ken Jones who passed not too long ago and the Mall has a touching tribute to his memory. Here’s what Ken said about the mall, “…From the moment I walked in, multiple engaging elements at Old Crows Antique Mall captured my senses. Most immediately, the expansiveness (over 40,000 square feet). I could see a wonderful display of a broad range of antiques, collectables, and upscaled repurposed items. I knew that my shopping experience may take me more than a day. I was enthusiastically greeted as I entered by a helpful staff member who offered to direct me to any particular area of interest. Suffice it to say, I didn’t want to miss a thing. My shopping experience rewarded me with a plethora of quality items at a great price. I have always felt that a quintessential day looking for my particular antique furniture pieces, accessories and collectables can only be met through a great selection and those fabulous prices. Old Crows Antique Mall did not disappoint.”
 Old Crows Antique Mall has over 40,000 square feet of display space featuring a variety of merchandise including antiques, primitives, vintage, collectibles, mid-mod, upcycled, repurposed, rustic, farmhouse, and more. Old Crows Antiques features over 600 individual booths and cases. They are always near capacity.
 THE ROOT BEER BAR at Old Crows features bottled a large selection of premium bottled root beers, beverages, pre-packaged snacks, hot dogs, nachos, pretzels, and candies. We also have soft serve ice cream in vanilla and root beer flavors. Come enjoy a root beer float!
 Focused on antiques, vintage, collectibles, mid-mod, farmhouse, upcycled and repurposed items, you’ll find a large volume and variety to browse as you walk down memory lane and into a time gone by.
 “0ld Crows gets in your bones,” says Lindsay with Schitt to Shine, “every aisle is filled with memories…even ones you forgot about but with a simple glance brings back every best part of your childhood! The people are rooted in bringing uncovered joy back to our lives. Every booth has a story you feel compelled to dive into. No booth is the same and isn’t that just a grand experience for our eyes and our hearts! Old Crows is a must visit!”
 OLD CROWS ANTIQUE MALL WILL BE CELEBRATING THEIR FOURTH ANNIVERSARY THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF MAY, refer to their website calendar, Instagram, and Facebook as they announce special events and giveaways.

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