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Chelsea Antique Mall is a New, Thriving Venture

Chelsea, located in Washtenaw County, offers Ann Arbor residents a location with small town charm and easy commuting to all of southeast Michigan’s major areas. Chelsea is home to the Daimler Chrysler Proving Ground and Chelsea Milling Company’s “Jiffy Mix.” The latest addition to the area’s unique business offerings is the Chelsea Antique Mall, home to 27 antique and collectible vendors, located at 1178 S. Main Street.

Owners Ed and Kathy Greenleaf purchased the space in the Chelsea Lanes building, which had stood vacant for two years, and opened 3,000 square feet at the front of the building to vendors. When that space quickly filled, Greenleaf expanded to the back of the building, hosting 10 more booths. This has created a total of 4,100 square feet of vendor space with booth sizes ranging from 5 by 8 feet to 9 by 12 feet. 

Sales are going well, and vendors are constantly adding new items. Glassware, books, collectibles, furniture, and holiday ornaments are just a few of the many offerings available. “The antique mall is a great fit for Chelsea. (It’s) become an artsy-craftsy community,” Ed Greenleaf said. “So many people have come in and said ‘We needed this.’” Closed on Mondays, the Chelsea Antique Mall is open from 10am – 6pm Tuesday through Saturday and 10am – 5pm on Sunday.

Chelsea residents enjoy great eats at its local restaurants, along with an occasional latte at one of the town’s many coffee houses. Check out the latest fashions at one of the designer boutiques. For those who maintain an active lifestyle, there are many parks and playgrounds available. Home to the Purple Rose Theatre, this Chelsea landmark is owned by local resident and Hollywood actor Jeff Daniels.

Martin Bouma – your Ann Arbor neighborhood expert – can meet virtually all of your Chelsea and Ann Arbor real estate needs. Whether you’re buying or selling a home, the Bouma Group can answer any questions you have about real estate in Ann Arbor. Interested in Washtenaw County, or a specific Ann Arbor neighborhood? Call the Bouma Group today! And don’t forget to check out our condo hotline – we’ve got a handle on the Ann Arbor condominium market.

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