In the late 1970’s, Sabra Laumbach, a buyer and seller of antiques in the Twin Cities area had been envisioning a new kind of antiques shop and in March of 1979 she put her vision into action. Antiques Minnesota was created when she converted the former Grossman Chevrolet auto body shop in south Minneapolis, and opened the doors to a new 10,000 square foot antiques shop which housed 50 dealers.
After only a few months Sabra had a waiting list of over 70 dealers who wanted to rent space in her new “Antique Mall”, and it soon became clear that she needed to expand to accommodate the continuous requests for space. So in 1981 she moved Antiques Minnesota to a new location on East Lake Street in Minneapolis with over 40,000 square feet and room for 300 dealers.
Antiques Minnesota was extremely successful and, once again, it didn’t take long for her to run out of space. This time, instead of moving, she decided to open a second location in Saint Paul which became home to an additional 125 dealers.
By 1992, Sabra was looking to retire and so her youngest son, Derek, came aboard to take over and run the operations of both stores. In 1998, due to changes in the Minneapolis licensing requirements for Antique Malls, Derek moved Antiques Minnesota from its Minneapolis location to its current location at 191 River Ridge Circle in Burnsville. For almost 20 years the Burnsville location of Antiques Minnesota has been home to experienced dealers selling a wide variety of goods. Derek notes that, “Many of the dealers who made the move from Minneapolis are still with the store. Our family company is rooted in the relationships we have formed in the almost 40 years we have been in business which has helped us survive the economic changes in the antique industry over the years."
Antiques Minnesota has dealers who specialize in many different areas and there is usually something in the shop for every collector that walks through the doors. Some of the widely held antiques and collectibles that are currently popular include Comics, Toys, Dolls, Hunting and Fishing items, Advertising, Coins, American Art Pottery, Jewelry and Paper Goods.
Antiques Minnesota also sells items on the internet and has customers from around the world. You can view their website at www.AntiquesMinnesota.net.
Antiques Minnesota is handicap accessible and has spacious aisles and booths which are wheel chair friendly. The staff and dealers would love for you to make Antiques Minnesota one of your stops on your next antiquing outing. You can easily spend a day in their vast 14,000 square foot showroom. Come see what treasures you can find!
To celebrate 19 years in business, Antiques Minnesota will be having a 20% OFF Sale on October 14 and 15, 2017. Plan to join them during that weekend.
191 River Ridge Circle
Burnsville, MN 55337