Oh my gosh, Ms AntiqueGuru are you really that grumpy or are you just a jealous competitor? I have been to the Phoenix and have never been treated so well in any store. It is charming and so warm and friendly - it feels like wrapping up in a warm blanket on a cold day. I've been to this sort of mall around the city and around the county but this one is special. I loved all the different vendor areas; they are all different but, they share a commonality - charm and unique diversity. All of the vendors that I met seemed to help each other by escorting the customer to other sites that might have their desired item. I met one delightful lady in the Phoenix, who told me that she had been coming here for a while and now came not only to shop and buy but , also to visit the very friendly owner, Kris. I have to admit, I feel the same way. I guess it is almost redundant to say, "I absolutely love the Phoenix"
What??? " Me thinkest thou protesteth too much." Guru-san. All the antique stores in Okc do a lot of good things for the city and all are not perfect but hey they work hard. The Phoenix stands out as one of my fav's for many reasons and the layout is one of the most charming and magical due primarily to it's age (1952) and former uses: TG&Y, Suburban Contemporary Furniture, etc, etc. and of course the ghost old man Pennington who developed most of NW Okc. And show me an antique store in a high rent district and I'll show you over the top sale prices! Go see for yourself and oh by the way, good job to all the antique stores Okc. Everyone works hard and deserves an atta atta!
This Antique Mall is AWESOME!! It has the largest variety of inventory in the area. It is not snooty and the staff have always been incredibly helpful. I have no problem with their large bag policy - a lot of businesses do that. It is pretty common. The only people who should be offended are shoplifters. I don't think the area is bad either. The photo place (what used to be Epperson's) caters to high end clients. I love this place!!