Missouri’s Largest Antique Mall to Open in Springfield Missouri’s largest antique mall is coming to Springfield. At 90,000 square feet, Relics Antique Mall will easily be the largest Antique Mall in Missouri. Located on Battlefield Road, just 5 minutes we
News-Antique.com - Mar 28,2010 - The super-center-sized antique mall will be on Battlefield Road, just 5 minutes west of Battlefield Mall
(News Release)--Missouri’s largest antique mall is coming to Springfield.
At 90,000 square feet, Relics Antique Mall will easily be the largest Antique Mall in Missouri. The next largest in Missouri is near St. Louis, and it is a paltry 77,000 square feet.
Located on Battlefield Road, just 5 minutes west of the Battlefield Mall, Relics’ south side location, at 2015 W. Battlefield Road, will be easy to get to for locals and tourists alike.
Owner Beverly Robb said, “The “largest in the state” size, location, quality, and high profile marketing will make Relics another great Springfield tourist attraction. We plan to offer our location to the bus tour companies as a "must stop” site."
“We have been looking for a great location for this mall for nearly five years“, Beverly said, “We were thrilled when this property came available. We are just 5 minutes west of Battlefield Mall, and about a minute and a half north of James River Freeway taking the Kansas Exit. The intersection’s daily traffic count is among the highest in the area.”
Robb stresses that a strong marketing campaign will figure heavily in the Relics Antique Mall’s success. “We have a well rounded marketing plan in place, designed to attract local shoppers and tourists as well,” said Robb. “In Fort Worth we typically spend $30,000-$40,000 annually for marketing. Relics antiques dealers will be very pleased with our market presence.”
Owners are Matthew and Beverly Robb. Matthew is a Mount Vernon native and a Missouri State University graduate. Beverly is a Stockton native and also an MSU grad. The Robb’s lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex for 25 years, moving back to the area four years ago to be nearer to aging parents and their “big, wonderful, close-knit family.” They have one son who is a junior at Republic High School.
The project is being funded by Oakstar Bank. The pair rave about the top quality handling of the loan by Charles Hachtel, Oakstar Vice President. “My cousin, Denise Feldt, also a Vice President at Oakstar, knew about the project and asked if we would give the bank a shot at the loan,” said Beverly. “We did, and have been very impressed with the bank and Charles. It turned out to be a great match for us, and we are looking forward to working with him and Oakstar on other projects in the coming years.”
“This was a massive undertaking, and a not-so-typical business,” said Matthew. “Charles did a lot of research to understand our business and this market. We were very impressed with him and the bank in general.”
The Robb’s have extensive experience with which to fuel a successful, large antique mall. For the past fifteen years, they have owned a Texas-sized, 61,000 square foot, upscale antique mall in Fort Worth.
Their popularity speaks for itself, with their Texas mall being voted "Fort Worth's Best" the past 13 years