Curiouser and Curiouser at Sanford & Sons
Sanford & Son may very well be the strangest antique mall you ever visit. It starts with the gun-wielding Terminator posing menacingly in front of a massive stained-glass panel just inside the entrance. Follow the twisting, turning aisles past the mummy case and the shelves full of copies of the owner’s multi-volume autobiography, and you’ll find yourself in a large back room with a model battleship and some mural-sized paintings. As you descend to the lower levels, you’ll find a rotating assortment of tiny pop-up shops in each room, which could include vintage and consignment stores, a toy train shop, a loose-leaf tea shop, local artists, and more. The very bottom level has a cafe that seems all but forgotten with everything else going on. Really, you owe it to yourself to check this place out for sheer randomness value.
By Stephanie Perry, AFAR Local Expert
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743 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA
Sun 12pm - 5pm
Mon - Sat 11am - 5pm