|Hemen’s Antiques is a reputable business, conveniently located at 1752 Portland Road, (Route 1), in Arundel, Maine. As a single proprietor business, actually there are two of us Diane and I, and we both buy, sell, and work in the shop. We work hard to maintain the high quality of merchandise that is on display in our store environment, and we enjoy having interesting stuff surrounding us since we have to "live with it." Our shop is about halfway between the City of Biddeford and the town of Kennebunk. We’ve been in the business for 35 years, and are known for, not only our honesty and fair trade practices, but also for having "the most eclectic assortment of antiques at the most affordable prices on the Eastern Seaboard" according to published local news articles.|
Our main shop is comprised of two floors, with over 1500 square feet of merchandise, with a wide range of interesting items, from ivory piano keys tops, musical instruments, books, fireplace tools and andirons, cameras, dolls, silver, marbles, jewelry, lighting, advertising, radios, prints, photos, paintings, sculptures, carvings, folk art, tools, baskets, you name it. We have a quick turnover of our goods, and, because of our great location, fresh merchandise is always coming in.
There is an accessory building housing over 1100 square feet of larger items such as furniture, pictures, more tools, records,
. Our outdoor display area hosts an ever changing multitude of items, such as garden and patio décor, wrought iron gates, fences, planters, sculptures, and, I should mention, tons of granite in a variety of colors, some which can be used as shelving or table tops, and piles of "shards" for those who wish to build a mosaic colorful patio or walkway.
When you come to our area, you will be pleasantly surprised at the offerings of antiques in our extensive neighborhood. Within 100 yards of Hemen’s, are two of the largest group shops in Maine,..Arundel Antiques and Antiques USA. We are at the northern section of what has come to be known as the "Route One Antiques Corridor," stretching from York, Maine to Biddeford, Maine. There are scores of independent shops as well as group shops in this corridor.
Our friends down the street, own and operate Arundel Antiques, which has two hundred and fifty vendor’s booths and showcases on two spacious floors, as well as a neat shady, year round outdoor antiques market, or "swap meet," as the proprietors prefer to call it, where two hundred tables are available. Set up is VERY reasonable. Table rents are only three dollars a day, Monday through Thursday, and slightly higher on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Monday holidays. There is a small café and a nice little playground incorporated in the antiques market area. Even in the dead of winter, it is not unusual to see, from my window facing the market, a few hardy vendors, set up outside with their fresh pickings. There is plenty of parking for everyone, including those who travel the area in their RV’s, and it is a favorite stop for the passengers of tour buses when they make a much welcomed stop to allow their passengers an opportunity to stretch their limbs and engage in a little antiques browsing.
Just across the street from Arundel Antiques, is USA Antiques, where you will find well over a hundred booths and showcases full of interesting items, all on ground level.