Most Old Towns have lots of Antique and collectible stores. Bakersfield California’s Old Town is no exception to this. Old Town Bakersfield has lots of antique and collectible stores. Some of these stores are small Bakersfield has quiet a few larger antique stores that are two stories or more and have large floor space. However if you only go to one antique store in Bakersfield then you will want to make sure this you go to the Five Dime Antique Mall located at 1400 19th Street Bakersfield, California.
The Five Dime Antique Mall is probably the largest antique mall in Bakersfield. There are many two story antique stores in Bakersfield but the Five Dime Antique Mall is the only three story antique store in town. Being three stories helps to make this the largest antique store in Bakersfield. Considering how many other antiques stores and large antique stores there are that is an impressive accomplishment.
The store used to be the old Woolworth’s building and still has the Woolworth signs. In fact it is hard to tell that the stores name is actually the Five Dime Antique Mall. While a three story antique store may sound impressive the reality is that the third story does not contain a large number of items. The third story does contain larger items though. If you are interested in furniture or other large items though then this is where you will want to go first thing.
The store is now owned and ran by a single person but it has many people who have small areas of the store they put their items in. This is good and bad. If you find something you are are curious about the owner may not be around to help. Often only a few people are at the store even though there are many little shops. Occasionally you will find goods that were not priced and you will not be able to find out the price. However it means you get a better selection because you do not have a person who works with just one particular item.
As antiques stores go this is an excellent one with a large selection of goods. The items range from antiques to collectibles. You can find Disneyana, G.I. Joe, Carnival glass, rare books, furniture, and many other items. This is not the biggest or best selection I have ever seen but it is one of the best.
Besides the antiques the store has a dinner inside that is a left over from the Woolworth’s days. The dinner is very reasonable. The dinner also has good food and is very popular. It is a great place to come in for a quick lunch.
If you enjoy antiques or good food then the Five Dime Antique Mall is a must see if you are in Bakersfield.