Mineola Antique Fair to opens this weekend
A Mineola Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony was held Thursday for the Mineola Antique Fair, located at 115 Lankford Street on the edge of downtown Mineola. Business owners Joyce Andres (Queenie’s) and Deanna Caldwell (Tin Roof Antiques) were on hand to officially open their new venue, along with vendors and other members of the chamber of commerce.
The Mineola Antique Fair is located in what Andres said is a 111-year old building rich with history. The owners point out the exterior has been left intact, and the interior has been updated structurally and electrically. Although the name says “antique,” they say their business will offer high-end purses, custom-made barn doors, hand painted signs, new clothing, and cottage industry items, as well as antiques and vintage treasures. The outdoor area will also host vendors, as well as a fire truck-themed pizza food truck.
The fair will be held every second Friday and Saturday of each month, except January and February
Caldwell explained, “This will allow shoppers to plan a trip to Mineola, much like shoppers plan a trip to Canton.”
Andres added that “we hope to draw shoppers from Dallas, Tyler and much further to Mineola, not only to visit our store, but to experience all the other great shopping and food Mineola has to offer. We believe this venue will benefit the entire Mineola community.”
Both Caldwell and Andres have booths in other antique malls within Mineola, so they said they are familiar with the “wants and needs” of the local customer. They both travel to other areas of the country to buy unique finds for their booths.
Store hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. The owners say there are still a few indoor vendor spaces, as well as many outside, due to the size of the outdoor space. “Come see what this new concept is all about,” Andres said.