This new antique shop is anything but an old-fashioned gallery.
Antique Raiders (411 7th Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets) will be opening Friday, September 18 and will feature antiques, collectibles, jewelry, and art. However owner Adelina Man is excited to highlight the “events and entertainment” when discussing the store.
“We definitely focus on one-of-a-kind authentic collectibles, but our gallery will also feature events for the community,” says Man.
This will be the second Antique Raiders store, but the first in Brooklyn. The original store is located in Staten Island (93 Main Street) and has the same ownership.
The store will have its grand opening weekend event from Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 20 between 11am-8pm each day. Man tells us that the event is free, “and we’re excited to showcase artisans’ work for the public. We are committed to featuring local artisans in our store — so you’ll get to see them often.”
In addition to being open seven days a week (11am-8pm), Man says the store will be hosting artisans every Saturday and Sunday. Featured local silversmith Brooke Dramer will be on hand for opening weekend, and local painter Robert James Hacunda will be showing his work on Saturday, September 26.
The store will also have a program called “Appraise, Sell, or Exchange.” The program will allow anyone having little knowledge of antiquing to bring in their items and have a professional appraiser evaluate them,” explains Man. “They will having an option of selling or exchanging their item for other items in the gallery.”
The shop will also offer classes with well-known artists. Polina Zismanova is founder of Po-Zi Designs and will be on hand for the opening weekend on Sunday, September 20.
Man encourages local artists to contact the store. “We hope to bring artists and collectors together.”