Main Street Mercantile

About the Mercantile

Some of the items we carry include;

  • Antique glassware & furniture
  • Bradford, PA collectibles: Zippo lighters & Case knives
  • University of Pittsburgh at Bradford merchandise
  • Local and USA made toys
  • Local honey & maple syrup 
  • Locally made soaps, lotion and candles
  • Art and prints from local artists
  • Home décor​
  • Vintage & new linens
  • Primitive décor

The Main Street Mercantile opened in Bradford, PA on June 2, 2005 as a cooperative retail venture. Underwritten by the Downtown Bradford Revitalization Corp., this not-for-profit business operated under the management of Bradford’s Main Street Program. Just sixteen different vendors offered their wares when the store opened. That number quickly grew to more than 50.

Members of this cooperative pay to rent retail space along with a minimal commission on sales. In turn the Mercantile provides a dynamic retail outlet for all types of merchandise, fine art, and antiques. It offers an opportunity for area tradesmen, artisans, and merchandisers to showcase products in a prominent retail location in Bradford’s Historic District that is cooperatively staffed and marketed. The nature of the business creates a fluid environment where inventories are distinctive and diverse making it an interesting place to visit frequently because of the ever-changing displays.

In November 2011, the Mercantile was purchased by local developer Todd Hennard and moved to its current location at 45 Main Street.  Additional vendors, merchandise and a quality used bookstore have been added. It's current location was previously home to the Emery Hardware Company (1876-1967), where oil well supplies were sold in Bradford.

 

With over 70 stores in one, you're sure to find something unique here! Our displays are always changing, check back to browse new merchandise. Looking for gifts in Bradford? We have merchandise from our hometown in many of our displays!

Having a difficult time picking out a gift for someone? We have gift certificates available in

any amount you'd like!

  • Alpaca clothing & items
  • Hand crafted jewelry
  • New & used book store (located upstairs)
  • Holiday decor room (located upstairs)
  • Handcrafted bird houses
  • Wooden crates
  • Beautiful hand turned pens
  • Baby accessories