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BENNINGTON — The Antique Center at Camelot Village has closed after 35 years of operation, the center announced on its Facebook page this month.

"The dealers wish to express their appreciation for your patronage over the years," the post says. "Look for many of us at new locations as we find other opportunities in the area."

A phone call to the center — located at 66 Colgate Heights, off of Route 9 — around noon on Wednesday went unanswered. An email to an address listed on the Facebook page did not receive a response by press time.

It was not immediately clear how many dealers occupied the center at the time of its closure. A section of the Facebook page that dates to last year mentions "over 85 dealers in a gorgeous three story old barn."

Facebook users who commented on the Dec. 7 post lamented the news.

"Really hate this," one user wrote. "Our family and friends have gotten so many good things [at the center] over the years."

In response to one comment on the post, the center wrote, "I plan to keep this page going for [a while] and will post where dealers land as I become aware of them."

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Mike Dougall, an owner of Monument Vintage, Antiques & Collectibles, a multi-dealer shop on Main Street that opened in June, said some dealers downsized or left the center around the time of a rent increase this fall.

About eight dealers at Monument Vintage, including Dougall himself, once rented space at the center, he said.

"Sadly Camelot Village is now permanently closed," Monument Vintage wrote on its own Facebook page this week. "Many of your favorite Dealers have shops at Monument Vintage. These folks are your friends and neighbors and their shelves are full."

"We'd love to have you stop by and take a look," the post concludes.

Contact Luke Nathan at lnathan@benningtonbanner.com.


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