Speedway Antique Mall, which is centrally located in the heart of Tucson, is celebrating its Fifth Anniversary in April so we thought this was the perfect time to have them on our cover! Since opening on April 1, 2016, Owners Lori Maddox and the Maddox Family’s goal has been to provide a clean, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for antiquing and thrifting in Tucson.
More than 170 vendors are featured in the 18,000+ square foot mall and, with merchandise coming in daily, you never know when you will find that special treasure you’ve been looking for. Vendors offer a wide range of items from every decade and style, including furniture and decor that is suitable for interior designers, stagers and collectors, whether local, out of state or even international. Masks are currently required.
Lori said, “We take every opportunity we can to do upgrades and renovations around the Mall, especially while the store was closed to the public last spring due to Covid. We recently upgraded our AC and ceiling fans and are preparing to tint the large front windows to ensure we stay cool all summer. As another way to beat the Tucson heat, this summer we will have a selection of cold retro sodas that most people wouldn’t think are even still in production.”
Not everyone likes to get their hands dirty while shopping, so the main area of the Mall is kept free from dust and debris. Those who prefer their antiquing a little more rugged can check out The Garage at the back of the Mall, which is where you can find more of the rusty, down to earth, and well-loved items.
Making antiquing even sweeter is The Treat Shoppe with a variety of beverages, snacks and ice cream for sale. Take a trip down memory lane with the selection of retro candy. Also adding to shopping fun is streamlined music now playing—and customers love it. Don’t be surprised to find yourself dancing in the aisles!
Every second Saturday of the month, from 6 to 8 p.m., you can shop the night away plus head outside and check out the Car Show that features a variety of vintage cars from classics to hot rods. A Food Truck and a Dessert Truck are available as well as refreshments for purchase inside.
Speedway Antique Mall takes items on consignment, although they currently have to limit these to specific items due to lack of available space. Consignment is perfect for those who are downsizing their home, moving, redecorating or just want to sell a few items. Detailed information can be found on the Mall’s website.
The Mall started with a small staff consisting of family members, but as need has grown through the years, staff has been added. The Maddox Family is proud to bring in new staff members from all walks of life, varying from college students to retirees.
What started as a family business, and will always be a family business, has grown a lot over the past five years. They offer second-hand, but are never second-best and credit their fantastic vendors, current and past, as well as the support and loyalty from their many customers for making Speedway Antique Mall the success it is today.
Speedway Antique Mall is located at 5045 East Speedway Boulevard, the corner of Speedway Blvd. and Rosemont, in Tucson. You can recognize the building by the Route 66 signs that are painted by the front doors. Learn more at https://speedwayantiquemall.com/ or Facebook or Instagram. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 520-327-1200.