The Maple Street Mall is an antique and specialty gift store located on Maple Street surrounding Mason’s town square. The building has been in store owner Debbie Hedemark’s family for over 50 years. Before becoming the Maple Street Mall in July 2008, the building was home to a clothing store called Dancer’s, which was owned by Hedemark’s father.
Today, the Maple Street Mall is home to almost 60 antique and specialty gift dealers in the area. Although it is known for its antiques, the Maple Street Mall also sells vintage, retro, new and handcrafted items.
108 W. Maple St.
Mason, MI 48854
Monday through Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 6 a.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 a.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 a.m. to 5 p.m.
– Sydney DeLosh
Arwyn Carr has been interested in antiques and collectibles for years, but after his father bought an old train station he decided it was time to take his hobby to the next step. Carr opened the antiques mall two years ago and despite the troubled economy, business has been growing ever since, he said. More than 60 dealers have booths with antiques ranging from vintage 1960s clothing to antique cameras. The original architecture of the station has been maintained.
352 W. Columbia St.
Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
– Summer Ballentine
The Old Mill Antiques Mall
207 Mason St.
Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
The Old Mill Antiques Mall is housed in the original town mill. As opposed to other antique malls in Mason, this store focuses on vintage items and collectibles, and less on modern trinkets and other items. Dealers specialize in a variety of antiques including glassware, comic books and toys.
– Summer Ballentine
In the heart of Mason’s Antique District stand two Victorian-style houses that make up Simply Vintage. Co-owned by Larry Smith and Doug Wallace, Simply Vintage opened in 2010, with the addition of the second house opening in the fall of 2011.The store has hundreds of items, ranging from china from the 1950s, dresses from the 1930s and jewelry from any decade imaginable. Wallace said they obtain many of their knick-knacks through garage and estate sales, or from people that want to get rid of objects gathering dust in their attics. Thanks to many tourists and shoppers that come through the Mason Antique District, one person’s hand-me-downs have become Simply Vintage’s treasure.
202 Mason St.,
Open Tuesday–Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.