Preservation Station Market and Event Center
About Preservation Station Market and Event Center
It’s been three years since the Grand Opening of Preservation Station Market and Event Center, 10 miles west of Owensboro at 9661 Hwy 56. “Way Out West,” mother-daughter team Deborah Coomes and Jennifer Higdon transformed a former elementary school into an eclectic mall that now houses over 50 shops, the Old School Salon, and a gymnasium that is often rented for events such as weddings, parties, and other events.
Open daily Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 12- 5 p.m., shoppers can spend several hours looking through a carefully selected mixture of old and new in a 39,000 sq ft air-conditioned facility.
“Come be inspired by the beautiful vignettes of our talented vendors and shop all that is antique, unique, boutique, vintage, shabby chic, rustic, handcrafted, steampunk and more,” says Coomes.
“We also sell new items purchased from companies around the world- boutique clothing, purses and totes, scarves, jewelry, clocks, and home décor,” says Higdon. “The best thing you will find here is our prices. We make coming “Way Out West” worth your drive.”
“We are packed full of interesting findings from interior designers, antique pickers, creations from artists and tinkerers, and market scavengers. Interested vendors can call to be put on our waiting list or set up temporarily on Market Days,” says Coomes.
“On Market Days, held the first full weekend of every month, as many as 70 additional temporary vendors set up, we have some great live local music, and we serve food in our concession stand such as pulled pork and chicken salad sandwiches, hamburgers, pizza, popcorn, etc.. We are booking now for the fall and winter shows, which fill up quickly,” says Higdon.
“People have been coming from a several hour radius routinely to enjoy this place thanks to word of mouth,” says Coomes. “People enjoy the atmosphere of such a clean venue with so many shops under one roof.”
Higdon says, “This is a beautiful area, and we have Diamond Lake Resort, Whittaker’s Guns, and O’Bryan’s Bar and Grill right next door. If people haven’t been “Way Out West” of Owensboro in a while, they should take a scenic drive.”
“Our current project is designing a restaurant for our facility. Within the coming months, Preservation Station Market and Event Center will be announcing the big news that the restaurant is open. We will bring wholesome Southern, home-cooked food to our visitors and give people one more reason to visit again and again. Eventually, the restaurant will be open Tuesday through Thursday 11-3, Friday and Saturday 11-9, and Sunday 11-3. Anyone interested in being a part of our team can contact us and we will arrange an interview,” says Higdon.
“All that is new or old that reminds us of family and traditions is cherished here,” says Coomes. “People can contact us if they have items to sell. We buy antique, vintage, rustic, and shabby chic items too.”
Preservation Station Market and Event Center can be found on the web at www.visitpreservationstation.com, on Facebook, by calling 270-993-7532, or by emailing email@example.com.
Based out of Owensboro, KY
- In-person Estate Sales
- Off-site Sales
- Clean-out Services
On Saturday August 5th (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and 6th (12-5 p.m.) during Market Days, the estate sale of a local businessman and world traveler will open to the public at Preservation Station Market and Event Center, 9661 Highway 56, Owensboro KY 42301-...
Its like walking into a museum, so much to look at and so many neat ideas, the people that were selling the day I went were very friendly and took pride in their wares. Would definitely recommend it to my friends.Michele Hoagland
It's amazing. It's an old school that is being used to house all of these wonderful little shops. Each classroom is a different shop. My daughter's and I enjoyed seeing all of the beautiful things each store had to offer. It's a must see. You will definitely be impressed and you won't leave empty handed...I bought a few goodies myself. Take a trip there...You won't be disappointed.Christy Brown Foster
Just wanted to say the people there are awesome! My daughter and I went to purchase a beautiful vanity and as we were browsing the shops my truck battery died, the ladies in the office loaned me jumper cables and a very nice gentleman helped us out! I want to say thank you for eveything! Very friendly and helpful, plus we love all the neat things you guys have, I love going down memory lane!Shawnda Ashworth Bickel