Take a Travel Break at Hobson’s Ooltewah Antique Mall

July 6, 2012 in Editorials

Summer traveling is underway, with the 4th of July week being one of the busiest vacation weeks of the year. Many of you will be planning events and seeking places to go that both the adults and younger ones can have fun. If you’re reading The Busy Bee that means like most of us, you too look for great towns to stop and treasure hunt. Many of you like to find those towns and shops that are ideally located where you can get off the interstate, grab some drinks and snacks, and stretch your legs while you check out an antique shop or two.

Located just blocks from I-75 in Ooltewah, Tenn., is Hobson’s Ooltewah Antique Mall. Larry Hobson looks forward to greeting the many tired travelers that get off I-75 and take Hwy 11 North (Lee Hwy) a couple of blocks to his antique mall. Larry’s 20 years as owner of two antique stores and some 30 years of collecting makes his store a favorite of many. You’ll always find something rare and unusual in Hobson’s Ooltewah Antique Mall and most times its numerous items! You’ll love finding treasures, and Larry doesn’t mind giving you a little history lesson regarding the where, what, and when of his antiques. I promise even the children enjoy learning some of the details.

See those teens and dad’s eyes light up when they see a beautiful Anton Breton fiddle signed by Charlie Daniels himself. Mom will love the retro dining table and chairs in near-perfect condition, as well as the wonderful Victorian stick-and-ball wooden fretwork piece. This would make a wonderful art piece for a wall or use it as a header over a doorway. Mom and Dad may want to take home the great refractory dining table or the huge dinner bell that was probably a school or church bell in its early time.

Check out the photos and I’m sure you’ll find something you have never seen or something you might want to check out at Hobson’s. Larry wishes all his customers and future customers a happy and safe 4th of July. Look for this mall just two blocks off I-75, Exit 11.

By Maxine B. Jones, Ocoee, Tennessee