Have visited, spent lots of money and enjoyed this place for the last 5 years, but it stops now. It’s too bad that The Depot at Gibson Mill's management has allowed the number of true antique booths to dwindle to almost nothing. Such as shame because it used to be a great place to spend several hours "antique hunting".
My DH and I have noticed that over the past year there has been a progressive movement to fill their vendor spaces with those carrying farm-house chic, painted furniture, mass produced rusti-esque home decor and repurposed pieces, which is fine if that's what you're looking to buy. But The Depot should not self-declare to be "the destination for "Pickers" of antique furniture, household items and mementos from the past ...The Depot at Gibson Mill has quickly become the largest and most popular antique mall in the Southeastern United States." if all I see is booth after booth of hand-made or mass produced "vintage-like" market pieces.
It's unfortunate that they no longer carry as many antiques as they did previously. Having a smattering of "booths that inspire nostalgic creativity" is great, but not at the expense of the antique vendors who were originally their "bread and butter". Prices are high for the vintage concept pieces, which as an artist myself I understand the reasoning behind the price point. Unfortunately, it also appears that the few antique vendors left have had to stay in step management's poor decisions by raising their prices as well.
There are still truly great "antique malls" to be found in NC, you just have to travel outside of Concord to find them.
Will NOT return.
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