CITY GUIDE: Shopping

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Antiques

Finding unique treasures in every corner


When it comes to shopping and antiquing, Lake and Sumter County offer an array of antique shops and malls. Whether you are seeking furniture or jewelry, primitives or fine art, the objects of your desires are near where you live or just a short distance away. For a fruitful time of finding hidden treasures, visit one of many shops or browse one of several antique markets featuring a colorful collection of vendors. Since Lake and Sumter are so close, it’s easy to make a day of shopping at several places. Here’s a listing of some of the most popular one-of-a-kind stores in Lake and Sumter counties:


Clermont / Minneola

Vintage View
789 W. Montrose St., Clermont
352.243.9977

Hen’s Nest
127 W. Washington St., Minneola
352.242.9484

Eustis

3rd Generation Antiques, Inc.
121 N. Bay St.
352.483.4367

Old South Stained Glass & Antique Mall
320 S. Grove St.
352.589.0034

Peddler’s Wagon
25 E. Magnolia Ave.
352.483.2797

Inspired 365
1400 S. Bay St.
352.483.7467

Leesburg

Alada’s China & Gifts
415 W. Main St.
352.728.0033

Another Look Upscale Consignment Boutique
609 W. Main St.
352.323.3396

Doggibags Boutique
601 W. Main St.
352.326.8090

Main Street Antiques Mall
201 W. Main St.
352.460.4806

Victoria’s Antique Warehouse
113 N. 7th St., Leesburg
352.728.8668

Tavares

Through The Years Vintage Market
102 E. Alfred St.
352-508-9727

Bushnell

Shirley’s Antiques
224 N. Main Street
352.793.1709

Mount Dora

Benton’s Antiques
354 North Highland St.
352.735.2790

Curiosity Shop
20651 U.S. Highway 441
863.381.0675

Kadeekay Gourmet Kitchen Products
237 West 4th Ave., Suite 2
352.383.3600

Legacies Antique Books & More
137 North Highland St.
352.729.2677

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Oliver’s Twist Antiques, Estate Sales and Appraisals
404 N. Donnelly St.
352.735.3337

Renninger’s Antiques Center
20651 U.S. Highway 441
352.383.8393

Thee Clockmaker’s Shoppe
In-home service
352.735.5200

Unique Antiques & Collectibles
20651 U.S. Highway 441
772.215.1680

Victorian Gallery, Inc.
20651 U.S. Highway 441
407.896.9346

Village Antique Mall
405 North Highland St.
352.385.0257

Zen Cowgirl
411 N. Donnelly St., Suite 107
352.223.3246

Wildwood

Wildwood Antique Mall
364 Shopping Center Dr.
352.330.2800

Traditions Antique Mall
3107 E. State Road 44
352.748.6255


Retail

Business is booming as an influx of new retailers ring up considerable sales and long-established stores expand, diversify and continue to provide bargains and value.


Leesburg

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Retail rebirth is complete in Leesburg, where a $3.8 million project has transformed the Main Street corridor with asphalt resurfacing, decorative sidewalks, crosswalks and streetlights, a large entry feature at the intersection of U.S. 27, and upgraded water and sewer lines and stormwater collection.

Contrary to reports citing demise, the ViaPort Mall is alive. In fact, vital signs are improving as new owners try to reverse an exodus of once-popular retailers.

The mall has new eateries and stores, including The I Want That! toy store, Cuba Pichy’s Cuisine, Fabulous Finds furniture store and Style of Life. A kids zone will be added and the food court has been renovated. In addition, discussions are underway to revamp the AMC 12-screen movie theatre.

Mount Dora

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Mount Dora is moving into the third phase of its downtown streetscape project.

New businesses include the Spice & Tea Exchange and Mermaid Juice Antique Shop. And things are hopping on the outskirts as well. The big news: The former K-Mart is now occupied by TJ Maxx and Ross Dress For Less.

These are just a few shopping opportunities recently added to an already diverse list.

But it’s old, along with the new, that really makes Lake & Sumter Counties a shopper’s paradise. You’ve hit the jackpot if you favor antique stores and malls, thrift shops and consignment shops.

So fill up the gas tank and head out. Bargains await you!


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