The BIG White House
Back in 2004, a thriving antique store in Anoka, MN called The Artique had a curveball thrown at them when they lost their lease. The choice was to either close up shop or move. The owners decided they loved the shop too much to say goodbye to it and so the hunt began for a new location.
After a lengthy search they discovered that the perfect location had been almost right in front of them all along! It was the vacant Colonial Hall Mansion, located at the corner of 3rd Street South and Monroe Avenue – just a block off Anoka’s bustling Main Street – and just three blocks away.
The Colonial Hall Mansion was owned by the Anoka Masonic Lodge and after a short negotiation an agreement was reached. The Aritque had a new home and the 3-block move to its new location began.
For ten years the shop continued to thrive and grow in its new home. And then in 2014, one of the owners decided to retire. The remaining owner, Debbie Mucklow, jumped at this new opportunity to begin bringing to life her long-held vision of mixing old and new. The name of the business changed to The BIG White House and it began to feature home décor, furniture, and gift items alongside its vintage, antiques and collectibles.
With fantastic customer service as its mantra, The BIG White House has continued to evolve and grow. Today you’ll find a wonderful mix of quality vintage furniture, alongside hand-painted furniture, and other repurposed items; farmhouse décor alongside great vintage and antique items; all designed to help you “make your house look like a million bucks without spending it!”
The BIG White House:
· is open 7 days a week – 10am to 6pm.
· is a family-run business featuring 12 dealers on the second level.
· is host to The Two Rivers Vintage Outdoor Flea Markets located on its spacious front and side yards during the summer months.
· is host to several open houses throughout the winter months.
· is a proud member of the Anoka County Historical Society and the Discover Anoka Merchant Group.
· hosts three booths at the April and September Junk Bonanzas in Shakopee.
· occupies the entire band shell at the Cambridge Antique Fair Show in August.
· Colonial Hall, the home of The BIG White House is on the Anoka Haunted Walking Ghost Tour.
The Two Rivers Vintage Outdoor Flea Market
Hosted by The BIG White House
This year, 2017, marks the 12th year of flea markets at The BIG White House.
The Two Rivers Vintage Outdoor Flea Markets are always held on the second Saturday of each month from 9am to 5pm, May thru September these fantastic markets are “Must-see”, “Must-shop” events for serious flea market shoppers. Over twenty-five vendors fill the entire yard of The BIG White House to sell all types of great finds. Offerings include vintage, home décor, upcycled, repurposed, furniture, jewelry, collectibles, garden junk and much more.
The 2017 dates for the markets are:
May 13th * June 10th * July 8th * August 12th (Riverfest) * September 9th
And as an added bonus, on the five flea market Saturdays The BIG White House holds a storewide sale featuring 20% off ALMOST everything (excluding items marked “Sale” or “Firm”).
The BIG White House
1900 3rd Ave S
Anoka, MN 55303
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The BIG White House is open
7 Days A Week
10am - 6pm