This past week I visited one of the hidden gems of the local antiques market - Not Just Antiques Mart. Funnily enough, it was the "Not Just" that had kept me from popping in for so many years. Not Just Antiques Mart has been open since 2005 and I had driven past it many times when trying to avoid traffic on the I-15, but the exterior never tempted me to stop.
Not Just Antiques Mart occupies a rambling building on Western Avenue behind the Holsum Lofts. From the outside it looks like most Vegas buildings - modern, boxy, covered in stucco - boring. When I pulled in the other day for the first time I sat considering the facade while I finished my Coke and sandwich. I really wasn't expecting much and was still fixated on the "Not Just" part of the name and debating whether I should bother to get out of my warm car into the gray drizzle of the afternoon. Needless to say, however, curiosity won out and I decided to go in.