Carmel Old Town Antique Mall readies to reopen in new location 


Carmel Old Town Antique Mall has found a new home.

The mall expects to open during the first week of December in the Kirby Park North center, renting two spaces at 1005 and 1007 3rd Ave. SW.

Although its new location is approximately 2,000 square feet smaller than the previous one, COTAM owner Linda Chang said it has a layout that makes better use of the space.

After operating for nearly two decades at 38 W. Main St., the antique mall was forced to close in October to make way for CoHatch, which will provide coworking and event space and private offices. Ohio-based COhatch expects to open in spring 2022 after making renovations to the 11,300-square-foot building.

Although Chang was initially devastated by the news that she’d have to move her store, she is optimistic about the future.

“When I see this now and see it starting to take on a life of its own, I’m feeling better about it,” she said. “It’ll be great. I’m looking forward to a great holiday for my dealers. That’s very important to me. I want them to have a very good Christmas here.”

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