Take a walk down memory lane and into Mantiques, a cool, new antique store. Although owner Art Steedle just opened the store in February, it is making waves in the small beach town of San Pedro. Customers enjoy the unique collection of vintage pieces for sale. As the name implies, the emporium holds the perfect collectables for any bachelor’s pad or man cave. Still there are many cool antiques there for everyone, whether you are looking for unique art, a special conversation piece or a gift for the special man in your life.
Walking through Mantiques is like walking through a museum. It was fun showing my young son the old jukeboxes, rotary dial phones and soda machines. It’s one of the few places that have these items available to purchase. Visiting the store is a great way to reminisce and share the past with future generations. Not many kids have ever seen a rotary phone!
They even have an old time soda machine and a soda fountain. Many of the items sold are reminiscent of historical events or locations. World war two plane replicas and Texaco memorabilia are just a few mementos sold there. They would make great additions to any collection and are interesting pieces that would evoke conversation.
I personally admire the sea inspired antiques sold there. The display window with sailor statues and seafaring art is eye catching. There are lighthouses and ship wheels which would be perfect décor for any ocean inspired room. Diving deeper into the store you are sure to find other nautical treasures including an old telescope for surveying the seas for ships and whales.
Looking for some new furnishings for your bachelor pad or man cave? You can pick up a neon beer sign or a beer fridge to add ambiance to your hang out. Add a pinball machine or an arcade game to add some entertainment to your space.
The store has a warehouse full of other “mantiques” and new items cycle through the store often. It’s amazing what treasures you can find there!
Mantiques participates in San Pedro’s First Thursday Art Walk on the first Thursday of every month. In the past they have had live music, free beer and food. It’s a cool place to hang out while enjoying the Art Walk. It’s also the next street over from downtown San Pedro which makes it a convenient stop when going to the farmer’s market, picking up lunch or shopping downtown. There is free parking on 5th street or you can pay for metered parking.
No man cave or bachelor’s pad would be complete without what one item?
359 West 7th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731