The Mercantile: Plant City is a vintage marketplace located in a 100-year-old brick building with 18,000 square feet of gallery interior. The owners and manager of The Mercantile describe the store as a “curated vintage marketplace.”
“We’re not just an antique shop with dusty, old antiques,” Schultz said. “Many of our vendors are quite creative...every vendor has a different taste, so it’s quite a nice variety.”
The Mercantile also has classroom space and has been offering chalk painting classes. The owners plan to develop additional types of classes over time.
Schultz and her husband, David, have a long history with antiques. In 1986, they opened an antique market called Brimfield Barn in Brimfield, Massachusetts — one of the nation’s meccas for antiques and handcrafted items. Brimfield Barn has been featured several times on HGTV’s Flea Market Flip and in Country Living Magazine.
The Kilgore Seed Building, which now houses The Mercantile, was built in 1916 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is unusual for Florida, Schultz said, because of its high beamed ceilings and exposed brick. There are also large windows that let in a lot of natural light.
“You don’t get a lot of this old mill look in Florida,” Schultz said. “We worked on preserving the appearance of the building, but bringing it up to a modern gallery.”
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