About Us

First opened for business in 1985, The Great Midwestern Antique Emporium is a customer focused, co-op community of quality antique dealers, offering an affordable selection of antiques and vintage collectibles.

After more than a quarter century, our frequent customers tell us "you have never looked better!" and, that they especially appreciate and enjoy the presentation and diversity of our merchandise.

A large percentage of our business is loyal repeats and "regulars," many of whom drop in to visit, chat, sip on a cup of complimentary coffee and search the aisles for "new" old treasures. In fact, being able to match "faces" with "interests" is a particular source of pride for The Emporium. Our co-op's size also contributes to that uniqueness. We fill the niche between mom and pop, single owner shops and the large mega antique malls which means, we are able to know our customers personally. At the same time with active dealers occupying 50 individual booths and showcases, the variety and selection of merchandise changes frequently. Our dealers share time staffing The Emporium on a co-op basis, which also helps lend an important "personal touch" often lacking in large scale mega malls.

Founded and managed by dealer Nan Dangle, we work especially hard to cultivate a "family" relationship among both dealers and customers. Collectively, our dealers represent several hundred years of experience. Emporium dealers vary in age and include a couple of mother daughter teams and several husband wife partnerships.

We also have experienced professional appraisers among our dealer family, trained and certified to provide a full scope of professional services on a fee basis. Likewise, we offer clock/watch repair and lamp/ lighting repairs, performed off-site by Emporium Specialists.

The range of merchandise found at The Antique Emporium is especially diverse, running the gamut to include:

Furniture Oak, Country, Period
Cut Glass
Art Glass
Advertising, Signage
License Plates
Toys Vintage and Collectible
Jewelry Costume and Antique
Clocks and Watches
Lamps and Lighting
Folk and Tramp Art
Lots More Great Stuff

On a space available basis, we also accept "room ready" Quality Consignment Merchandise, further expanding the range of goods offered for sale at The Emporium.

We carefully per-screen dealers and do our best to avoid any overlap in specialization and, to help achieve a rich mix and variety of merchandise, then regularly review each dealer's inventory to make certain that what we are offering our customers meets our ground rules for items sold at The Emporium. No reproductions or "garage sale" items ever.

The Great Midwestern Antique Emporium is housed in an attractive 5,000 square foot building at 5233 Dixie Highway, in Waterford, Michigan 48329. Our phone number is 1-248-623-7460. And our operating hours are 10:00am until 6:00pm 7 days a week. Closed Major Holidays.

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