Driving along Highway 82 in Alabama, surrounded by green fields and trees, Prattville Pickers stand out like a sore thumb. This is for all the right reasons! The huge, warehouse-style building was built in the 1970s and has since been repurposed from its original function as a sewing factory. Remodeling it into an antique mall was the perfect choice for this building, which is now impossible to simply drive by without a curious look at what is housed within.
Prattville Pickers is just a 20-minute drive outside of downtown Montogomery, and this antique mall is well worth a small road trip. It has over 100,000 square feet of space and 300 independent dealers trader under its expansive roof. All the booths are arranged on a single floor and though this may sound crowded, it does not feel so at all. Great care and thought has gone into making the very best use of the space, with wide aisles throughout, excellent lighting, and well-arranged vendor spaces.
It is obvious that Prattville Pickers has been set up and is operated with a whole lot of love, for both antique treasures and for the community they serve. Free use of wheelchairs and shopping carts is offered. Spacious family and wheelchair-accessible restroom facilities are available. The climate is controlled year-round so shoppers are always comfortable. There is a dedicated area for weary shoppers, helpfully called the “Husband’s Bench”, with a TV for entertainment! For the final touch, nostalgic 70’s & 80’s music plays while you are discovering your next bargain! The owners explicitly point out that singing and dancing is allowed.
All of these points make Prattville Pickers a wonderful place to explore, whether you are fascinated by antiques or not! However, those that are after something old, unique, and collectible will not be disappointed. Visitors will find everything from coins to comic books, jewelry to furniture, and everything in between.