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862 days ago

The gallery owner, Charles Keysock, is such a con artist! He does not pay his artists commissions and is so unethical and greedy. Do NOT buy from this gallery.

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1104 days ago

I've been to Gaslight Antiques several times over a number of years and have found all of my visits interesting. I enjoy seeing beautiful glass and furniture. I am not sure what the problem was with the person who left the previous review but obviously he/she had some major problem that day and I doubt seriously it was with Gaslight as the proprietor was extremely nice and very friendly when I most recently visited. It appears that the prior reviewer saw only one of Gaslight's 3 stores.
Although I did not buy anything at the time of my last visit, I did not find the majority of the prices outrageous or terribly high. The quality of the items in the shop is high and the price would be considered normal for the quality. Those items that had been refinished were well done. It would appear that for Gaslight to have existed in the same location for over 30 years, they must be doing something right.

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1308 days ago

Wish I would've read the reviews before wasting my time! I'm sorry if immature people have come into your store in the past but, chasing away customers that want to spend money isn't exactly good business strategy. I have macular degeneration and honestly didn't see the "no drinks" sign. You would've thought I tried to steal the way they reacted. Didn't realize a closed water bottle would be a problem on a hot day. They followed us around the store like we were going to hurt their stuff.... made us all very uncomfortable and we left. I will NEVER go back. Try ARTpool in St. Pete... they are super nice and the selection is better. There is another Vintage Shop on Henderson that has some unique stuff too called Green Spring I think? There are way better places to go with far better service. Don't waste your time with these people.

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1331 days ago

Hey it's not just the teens who are treated rudely. I've shopped there three or four times and each time was treated so poorly. I thought he was just pegging me as a "South Tampa Snob" (I wouldn't be surprised if the owner wrote the first description above) In fact I'm a professional artist who used to give - and take- art classes in that actual building in the 70's. I decided never to step foot in there the last time I was there, a year ago, as he answered my questions in his affectedly bored and condescending voice. He's a creepy rude jerk who needs to be in a different business.

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1402 days ago

I came across the other reviews and was not surprised to see that many others have commented on the owner's attitude. It's quite unusual to rub so many customers the wrong way, but this guy has done it extremely succesfully. The first time I went in with two family members, he said "Are you planning to buy something? This isn't a museum." ...Wow... well, we were considering buying something AND certainly planned to come back in the future b/c the place sells some great stuff; however, after that comment we all decided to never shop there again. As I told a friend of mine about this unusual store experience, he said, "Oh yeah, I had a similar experience in that store TWICE before." Well, after 2-3 years, I stopped in again recently thinking I'd give it another chance. I didn't see the guy in there at first and the woman running the register was very nice. However, as the woman was helping me, the guy (who was the same one I described above) made a rude comment toward me... I was looking for boots to wear for Halloween and I said I was hoping to find ones with a platform and higher heel. He said, "Oh, so you want to look like a hoochie?" I didn't really know how respond... Strange and completely inappropriate thing to say to a customer. This guy really needs to completely STOP interacting with costumers, and instead needs to make a good business move and stick to inventory or something where he can stay to himself at all times. If so many customers have had a bad experience in this store b/c of the attitude and negative air in that place, and if he wants to have repeat business, he should really consider seeking professional psychological attention. It might be a good business move for an otherwise cool store that I think has the potential to do well.

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1467 days ago

Unless you get your jollies from squeezing through teeny rooms overcrowded with psuedo-antique furniture and putting up with what has to be THE rudest A**hole of a proprietor you've ever had the displeasure of meeting, don't bother. The shops are depressing and so dark you wonder what he's hiding. The furniture is boring and uninspired, mostly oak (snore) and priced at about 3 times the value, especially in today's market. This company has been in the area for some time now and once had a great reputation for quality, but no more. And judging from the shopkeeper's snotty attitude, he's unhappy about business. Although one would think he would welcome his customers with opened arms. Instead he makes people feel like they are intruding on his day. It was pouring rain the day we went and as soon as we entered his store, I closed and clutched my umbrella against my leg to keep it from dripping anywhere. That wasn't good enough. This man flies over and tells us in a most sarcastic tone that he has all real wood furniture and doesn't want it damaged with drops from my umbrella. Oh really? You have REAL wood? Wow! He interrupted me while I was in the process of showing an item I had an interest in to my husband to share this tidbit of wisdom with me. That erased my interest in that item or anything else he may have had hidden there in his dark store. Anyone with one iota of business sense would be able to tell by my demeanor and the way I was hugging the umbrella allowing it to soak my pant leg to prevent getting any water on his precious oak furniture that I was a careful and considerate shopper. Don't bother to welcome me into the store or ask me if you can take my umbrella. Oh no, that would be too proper. Instead, tell me how water might dot your furniture and make sure you interrupt me admiring an item so that you can positively not make a sale this day. A nice antique umbrella store at the entry would work wonders if they bother you that much. It is Florida and it does rain every day. Oh, and don't bother going there if you have children either unless they don't mind being glared at. One poor family stopped their browsing quite quickly and chose to go stand outside waiting for the rain to stop so they could leave. They told us he made them so uncomfortable because he was obviously unhappy they brought in their little girl - a darling little thing who was too small to do any damage and as sweet as can be. The only fun you'll have at this shop is laughing at his ridulous prices, but really you have better things to do. Try the shops in Sarasota and Bradenton for your antiques. Oh, and St. Petersburg has a couple of absolutely marvelous shops with such interesting items, not just oak furniture. Gag. My husband and I fill our days looking for antiques for our home. We will never darken the doors of this already too dark and pitiful has-been establishment again. In this economy, we'll give our money to someone who is nice and deserves to do well.

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1507 days ago

I can sympathize with people that probably deal with annoying teenagers frequently but they should not treat all individuals under the age of 30 as if they are awful. I personally feel a duty to give good mom and pop stores some business especially during this time with the economy being so poor. This store does not care, apparently, that the customers are an important part of the business process, they just treat them as dirt. I'm a courteous person and yet I found the lady breathing down my back saying "don't take more that two sunglasses of the stand at one time" (which I wasn't), I was taking pictures of cool items to show my friend and heard "Are you taking pictures of items that you want to purchase?! You should ask to take pictures." (after I said sorry and asked for permission she didn't answer and huffed away), then my phone rang and I was talking about how nice the store was and heard, "We have rules! No talking on cell phones!" Later I saw her on her phone texting and asked her about the double standard and she replied "It's rude to talk on the phone and the customers and I don't care about what you were saying and it really shows your age." I found that reply especially ironic seeing as to how I can't imagine you being more rude than that lady, she should like what I was saying because it was good things about her store, and if she's implying my age is automatically inferior than by her logic every ugly hag is a totally idiotic B (you can fill in the other letters for lack of a more appropriate term for her. I put away the item that I was going to buy and quietly went to my car I will never give service to such mean people and I beg you to do the same.

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1560 days ago

I had a surprise retro Birthday party for my husband. We had 50 guests attending. The owner made it a breeze for all of my guests to dress up 100% authentically. He gave us discounts, was very helpful, and even stayed open late. It was a huge success! My husband thought it was awesome. Thanks Squaresville!!

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1807 days ago

I recently bought a belt buckle from this place and went to try and exchange it and not only was I treated unprofessionally but they would not let me exchange the belt buckle for a more expensive one AND I had the receipt that showed I purchased the item only 2 weeks prior! I would understand had the item been clothers or shoes but a belt buckle? I have never had such awful customer service and I will never shop here again.

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1847 days ago

Linden Galleries has completed several framing projects for me, and the resulting work is fantastic! The mat selections are very complementa...

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