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Viking Antiques opens in mall

Treasures from the past have now arrived at the Viking Plaza Mall in Alexandria.

Viking Antiques will have its grand opening beginning Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28. Store hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Viking Antiques is an antique mall, a concept new to the Midwest, but proven to be successful on the East Coast. The mission of Viking Antiques is to encourage people to decorate with antiques and collectibles. Viking Antiques rents its spaces to reputable antique dealers from the area, has consignments, and also rents bookcases to display and sell smaller antiques and collectibles. A limited amount of booth spaces are still available.

Shoppers can experience indoor shopping in the comfort of a retail mall. This new concept store bridges the old with the new in one space, according to Viking Antiques Manager Shirley Bestge.

"You will find everything from sports memorabilia to classic antique furniture in our space. My hope is that people will see that you can decorate your home by mixing the old with the new," said Bestge.

Bestge brings with her years of experience of working with antiques as she owned and operated her own antiques and collectibles stores in North Dakota before relocating to Alexandria.