The Peg General Store Ltd
1003 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC, V5L 3X1
For antique acquisitions and thrift store steals, visit this Vancouver institution that makes furnishing an original and stylish home affordable.
|Store Type |||Antiques, Home Furnishings & Accessories|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||Vancouver Lower Mainland|
|Getting There |||Bus 20 or Commercial Drive Station|
|Cross Street |||Parker Street|
Profile Last Updated: April 02, 2009
The Peg General Store has been a Commercial Drive institution since 1990. The name comes from Winnipeg, a.k.a. the Peg, the hometown of the man who opened the business, and later passed it down to his son. Built in the 1900s, the Tudor-style building itself is a historic landmark, and its English flavour is enhanced by a working 1930s red telephone booth outside and replica London street signs on the inside. Adding to the charm is the 1950s cash register that rings up all purchases.
Affordable Antiques and Second-hand Scores
From sideboards, to sewing machines, to sombreros, to street stoplights, there’s a wide array of great finds at the Peg. The shop focuses mainly on home furnishings and art, but also has collectables and appliances. The majority of the items come from local sources, such as Vancouver estate sales, and there are also some auction pieces from England and Belgium. The collection dates back to the 1920s and runs right up to modern day, with a price range from collectable to Value Village. The Peg also supplies lots of unique pieces to film and television sets, such as the “Billy the Bull” ride that appeared in Juno.
The Personal Touch
The staff at the Peg treats every piece of furniture like their own. As such, they take great care in ensuring all pieces are in the best condition possible when sold by taking care of minor touch-ups and restorations. Delivery and set up are available on purchases over $50, and is free within the immediate area. If you spot a piece you can’t resist, but need someone to spot you the cash to pay for it, the Peg has a 30-day lay-away plan that requires a deposit on 20 per cent. There’s also a request book, where people can suggest specific items they’d like to see in the store.