Logan Antiques was one of nearly a dozen stores along Bank Street — Ottawa’s “antique alley” — that attracted thousands of buyers each year to its regal 19th century furniture and timeless silverware dining sets. Now, antique dealers in Ottawa say their carefully curated collections are falling unnoticed as millennials, who prefer brand names and large furniture stores such as Ikea, flood the consumer base. All but three antique stores in Old Ottawa South have since closed. “It’s true,” said Legault. “Grandmother’s knick-knacks? Forget it. Pretty floral prints and polished teapots? Forget it. Victorian parlour is out … We definitely see a decrease in sales.”
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