History Repeats Itself

Mercantile building finds new life

Posted: September 22, 2017 at 1 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/LARA HIGHTOWER Southern Mercantile Antiques is open seven days a week in Prairie Grove and boasts more than 8,000 square feet of antique and vintage shopping.
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NWA Democrat-Gazette/LARA HIGHTOWER Southern Mercantile Antiques is open seven days a week in Prairie Grove and boasts more than 8,000 square feet of antique and vintage shopping.

When the 8,000-square-foot Southern Mercantile Antiques store -- located at 107 E. Buchanan St. in Prairie Grove -- celebrates its grand opening Saturday, shoppers can rejoice in the the fact that the building's history is being restored and honored -- as well as the huge selection of vintage and antique goods found within. Owner Carrie Kass Nelson has taken great pains to leave the building's bones as they were when it was built around 1896, and the upscale antique market's contents -- many of which are authentic antiques, wood polished to a warm glow -- celebrate that earlier era.

FAQ

Southern Mercantile Antiques

Grand Opening

WHEN — 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE — 107 E. Buchanan in Prairie Grove

COST — Free

INFO — 846-4770

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