EGYPT PLANTATION ANTIQUE BARN

ANTIQUE MALL PHILOSOPHY
 
We serve as a
Hospitable door to the general public for the Egypt and Texas Settlement Regional Community:
Haven for those thirsty on the hunt for ancient treasures
A place for a leisurely, educational, fun shopping experience
A home for experienced antique dealers to sell their antiquities in a friendly rural location that attracts significant traffic through the production of trade shows throughout the year and well placed advertising

BUSINESS HISTORY

Egypt Plantation Antique Barn was established in 1997 with the conversion of Bud's Antique Car Restoration shop building into an Antiques Mall. This change took place as a natural development of the Northington family's interest and love of local history. Named after the Northington's adjoining historic estate, "Egypt Plantation", the antique business compliments the regional heritage and eco tourism development efforts.

Trade Day events were added in 1998, generating additional customers.

Other family members also contribute to the business with their own ventures including:

Plantation Tours of the 1849 Heard Northington House, Grounds and Slave House
Local History Research and Tours in the 1900 Egypt Depot Museum
Party Facilities at the 1900 Northington General Store and adjoining Saloon

PRIVATE COLLECTION EXHIBITS

Bud shares his personal collection of Antique Table Fans, Gas Station Signs, Borden Milk product containers, carriers & advertisement products in beautiful antique display cabinets and counters throughout the store.


THE FACILITIES - TODAY

18,000 s.f. insulated, metal building of which 11,500 s.f. is retail floor space
Central Air Conditioning
Tastefully dressed interior with barn wood and mountable wall finishes
Dealer Spaces offered include with an assortment of dealer "horse stalls", vaulted spaces, lofts and a clear-story, open Event Hall space for Auctions and Trade Shows
Attractive, Clean, Public Restrooms

Additional older structures for rent to retailers have been added to the 38 acre site to develop a Retail Village with connecting footbridges to the Antique Mall, parking, grazing pastures, Northington General Store & Saloon, Cemetery and 1830's historic, Egypt Plantation. These structures include:


1880's Chesterville 1st General Store and U.S. Post Office
1890's Hawes House, one story wood frame
1900's Crescent School House

NEAR FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS

A Café is in the Works!

Restaurant equipment has been acquired and the architect is busy laying out the kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining areas.
A combination of short order, grilled and fresh, nutritious, gourmet-quality meals will be offered during Antique Mall hours and throughout Special Events.

The ole time Soda Fountain and General Store with local and Egypt Plantation Antique Barn labeled products to take home as gifts and momentos will delight all ages.


Antique and Classic Car Shows & Swap Meet Events Coming!

Egypt Plantation Antique Barn is marketing the grounds to Car Clubs Producers to schedule their Shows with Swap Meets between EP three annual Antique Trade Shows.

EP Speciality Antique Shows

Egypt Plantation seeks Producers of Specialty Antique Shows in conjunction with the Car Club/Swap Meets. These shows will focus on Antique Game Room Furnishings, Toys, Appliances, Glass, Spanish Colonial Relics & More!

HOURS OF MALL OPERATION

Wednesday through Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM
Sundays 1 PM to 5 PM
Also by Appointment
Closed on Christmas Day, New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day

SERVICES OFFERED DEALERS

Counter and Floor Sales during Mall Hours of Operation
Reporting and Payment of Sales Tax Collections for Each Dealer
Quarterly Dealer Payouts
Advertising
Event Production
Housekeeping

MARKETING PROGRAM

Website with Links
Advertising in National and Regional Antique Publications
Highway Billboards & Directional Signage
Trade Show Event Production at least three times a Year
Brochures with Regional Distribution
Direct Mail to Customers and Customer/Dealers
Co-operative Representation with Regional Antique Businesses, Chambers, Tourism and Economic Development Program
Personal Recruitment and Cultivation of experienced Antique Dealers to ensure a good tenant mix


RENTAL OPTIONS

Six Month Leases $ 1.25 per square foot, no commission, sixth
month free, additional rent concessions for bringing in another dealer
Consignment commissions and terms vary with the type and volume of merchandise ranging from 60% Dealer/40% Antique Mall to 70% Dealer/30% Antique Mall.
Egypt Plantation Antique Barn reserves the right of discretion as to whether or not we will offer consignment options.
  Click Here to See Our Trade Days Rental Options


 
 
 
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