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West End Architectural Salvage

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What a treasure trove! And such helpful staff! I wish I could have bought the whole place. A... read more

Reviewed December 19, 2018
Des Moines, Iowa
My kind of place.

Four floors of architectural salvage. Some items have already been up-cycled for a new life; other... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Sharon G
McGregor, Iowa
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22 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-4310
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Reviewed December 19, 2018

What a treasure trove! And such helpful staff! I wish I could have bought the whole place. A delightful afternoon of shopping.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank heathershel64
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Four floors of architectural salvage. Some items have already been up-cycled for a new life; other items are just waiting for your grand ideas. Well worth the visit. Check out the civil war coffin among other cool items. Prices are a bit high but still...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Sharon G
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Well we were looking for something to do on a so-so weather day. We came across West End Salvage. Read the reviews and they were right...kind of a cross between American Pickers, a museum, and they have a coffee shop and a bar. The highest...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank cos-fourwheeler
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Three levels of all kinds of salvaged goods to look through, plus a beverage bar. Already up-cycled pieces for purchase, as well. Welcoming staff and an interesting older building downtown.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

I always assumed this place was full of kitschy "junque" so I never gave it a second thought until my wife MADE me go there with her. As soon as I walked in the door I knew I had misjudged. There were beautiful pieces of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank TREX22
Reviewed October 23, 2017

Went to a wedding reception here. It was absolutely beautiful. It was so fun to look around at all the treasures in the place while we waited for things to get going. I found plenty of stuff I would have loved, but it was a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank MommaTia85
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

Went to a business reception held here. What a neat venue and amazing antiques! Fun to grab a drink and just peruse through the four floors of fun finds. I'm from SLC and I've never seen a place like this. Really quite unique and nostalgic

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

An amazing assortment of just about everything. Didn't find anything but did enjoy looking. Also enjoyed the coffe shop, great assortment

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Sailuver
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

For starters, the people here are some of the coolest you want to meet. I could spends days shopping here and the coffee is great. Looks like an awesome place to host an event!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Rpod-lady
Reviewed August 26, 2017

If your looking for that unique item they probably have it. Lots of antique items, something for everyone. 3 or 4 floors to explore and a coffee shop.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Todd G
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Response from LaDonnaO | Reviewed this property |
No they do not. But a sitting area where she can have a drink & snack