Driving along Highway 82 in Alabama, surrounded by green fields and trees, the Prattville Pickers stand out like a sore thumb. And 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. Converting it into an antique mall was the perfect choice for this building, which is now impossible to drive by without taking a curious look at what is housed inside.
Prattville Pickers is just a 20-minute drive outside of downtown Montogomery, and this antique mall is well worth the trip. It has over 100,000 square feet of space and 300 independent dealers trading under its expansive roof. All the stalls are arranged on a single floor, and although it may sound crowded, it does not feel that way. Great care and thought has gone into making the best use of the space, with wide aisles throughout, excellent lighting and well-organized vendor spaces.
It is obvious that Prattville Pickers has been built and operated with a great deal of love, both for the antique treasures and for the community it serves. Wheelchairs and shopping carts are provided free of charge. Spacious family and wheelchair accessible restrooms are available. The climate is controlled year-round to keep shoppers comfortable. There is a special area for weary shoppers, helpfully called the "Husband's Bench", with a TV for entertainment! For the final touch, nostalgic music from the 70's & 80's plays while you discover your next bargain! The owners explicitly state that singing and dancing is allowed.
All of this makes Prattville Pickers a wonderful place to explore, whether you are fascinated by antiques or not! However, those looking for 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.