Specialties The Arcadian is Ann Arbor’s premier retailer for unique and finely-crafted antique jewelry, stemware, china, furniture as well as the unusual. We have built our reputation on providing items that are aviailable no where else, and pride ourselves on a collection which is made up of items of enduring quality – expertly polished, maintained, and presented. Meet the Business Owner:
Rhonda G. Rhonda Gilpin purchased a consignment shop in Nickels Arcade in 1983 at the ripe old age of 20, and promptly set about making changes. She renamed the store “The Arcadian Antiques and Collectibles”, switched the store to a traditional retail format, and went to work – often putting in 80 to 100 hours per week. Rhonda was introduced to the business world at a young age, having grown up in a retail family, and it was no surprise that she would come to own her own successful store. And while business may be in her blood, Rhonda’s true passion is for antiques – especially jewelry – and it has been the focal point for her success. She loves the intricate craftsmanship and style of the bygone eras. Business aside, many of Rhonda’s customers are neighbors and friends and stop by often – regardless of the occasion, familiar faces often pop into the stores to pick up something special and say ‘hi’. So stop by and give her a friendly ‘hello!’ You’ll be happy you did!