The Antique Man Cometh
(The City That Breeds, 8/7/2012)
If you’ve ever walked along Fleet Street during the daylight hours, chances are pretty high that you’ve walked past The Antique Man (1806-12 Fleet St., Fells Point), but were possibly too busy, creeped out by the circusy appearance, or just too stupid to check it out. But for over 30 years now (at least, I’m pretty sure it’s been 30 years) and countless local awards later, The Antique Man has been slinging baubles, high end furniture, movie installations and picked through weirdness alike, all crammed into one of two storefronts — a converted garage, essentially — and it’s one of the most interesting places to shop or just gawk in the entire city.
Quite literally every square inch of the store is covered in tiny trinkets, larger displays of the Curiosities variety (a two headed mummy, a baby vampire skeleton being overseen by a Dracula of sorts) and dripping with Baltimore relics…
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