April 2024

Bates City Antiques is now Bates City Emporium & Antiques


Big changes have come to a beloved antique store in Missouri. The former Bates City Antique Mall in Bates City is under new ownership.

Vivian Garrett took ownership of the property on Jan. 1 of this year, renaming it Bates City Emporium and Antiques. Garrett has undertaken updating the look of the shop, making repairs inside and out, including welcoming patrons with a new patio at the store’s front entrance.

“We continually strive to provide excellent customer service in a positive and relaxed environment for both our vendors and our customers. We are dedicated to maintaining a clean, organized store, offering a unique mix of antiques and collectibles as well as vintage, repurposed, and handcrafted items,” writes Sue Sanders on behalf of Garrett. “Whether you are collecting, decorating, or looking for a gift, we have something for you. Our goal is to provide a memorable and friendly shopping experience. We look forward to your visit!”

The store is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. In the event calendars in this issue of Discover Vintage America, look for information on a barn sale and outdoor flea market in April; these will take place again in October.
For more information on the store or renting vendor space, call 816-625-1206.


Bates City Emporium and Antiques

Although it’s now called Bates City Emporium and Antiques, you’ll still find rows and rows of antique treasures at the former Bates City Antique Mall. (Image courtesy of Facebook)