Venture secures 53k-SF location for antique mall

Mar 7, 2013

Fort Worth Star-Telegram - March 7, 2013 - by Sandra Baker

Chris and Betsy Sheidler, who have owned and operated the Montgomery Street Antique Mall since 1994, have opened a second location in Arlington. And like its sister store, it's named for the street it's on: Cooper Street Antique Mall.

The Sheidlers have leased a 53,000-square-foot building at 4905 S. Cooper St. and lease booth space to antique dealers.

"We had been looking for another location for a long time," Chris Sheidler said. "So far the success of this second location has exceeded my expectations."

The mall opened in early January and its grand opening was last weekend. Already, 90 percent of the store's 170 booths are leased, he said.

Of those, 45 dealers also have booths at the Montgomery Street location, but only two moved out of Montgomery Street to Cooper Street, Sheidler said.

The remaining space was leased through word-of-mouth and advertising in trade publications, he said.

The Sheidlers said they plan to add a tea room to the Cooper Street store.

Both malls are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The 61,000-square-foot Montgomery Street store, a former Ben Hogan Co. building, is completely leased.

Christopher Gibbons, Ken Reimer and Katie Vance of Venture Commercial represented the Sheidlers in the lease negotiations. John Zikos and Chris Booras, also of Venture, represented the landlord, Sams Dice Arlington L.P.