THE American Pickers stores, owned by Mike Wolfe, are located in the north western and southern parts of the United States.
A “picker,” as described by Wolfe, is the person who “picks through other collectors’ collections with the hopes of finding a couple of items to give them a new life.”
Where is the American Pickers store?
American Pickers store Antique Archaeology is has two stores in two locations. The flagship shop is located in LeClaire, Iowa, and has been open since 2000.
LeClaire, which sits on the Mississippi river, is home to fewer than 4,000 residents. It is best known as the birthplace of Buffalo Bill.
The store, which was was once a fabrication shop, is located close to Bettendorf, Iowa, where Mike Wolfe was raised.
Opened in 2011, the second store resides in Nashville, Tennessee, where Wolfe currently calls home. It was once a Marathon Motor Works car factory from the late 1800s.
Both spaces are designed to be half-shop, half-museum, and are filled to the brim with antiques, collectibles, and unique home decor.
Wolfe travels more than 70,000 miles a year across the United States hand-picking items for Antique Archaeology.
“Pickers like Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are on a mission to recycle America, even if it means diving into countless piles of grimy junk or getting chased off a gun-wielding homeowner’s land,” reads the show description.
“Hitting back roads from coast to coast, the two men earn a living by restoring forgotten relics to their former glory, transforming one person’s trash into another’s treasure.”
Due to the pandemic, the stores are currently closed. You can visit antiquearchaeology.com for updates on hours or call 563-265-3939.
Are Mike Wolfe and Danielle Colby from American Pickers together?
Business partners Mike Wolfe and Danielle Colby are just close friends.
Wolfe developed the idea for American Pickers and asked Colby to be a part of the series as the shop manager for the antique stores.
Although it was speculated that Colby may have taken a hiatus from the program, the pair now star together in the newest season as Wolfe travels in search for more antiques.
Wolfe has been married to Jodi Faeth since 2012 and the pair have one daughter together, Charlie Faeth Wolfe.
Colby, who was formerly married to Robert Strong, has two sons of her own named Miles and Memphis. She attributed her new found show fame as the reason for the breakdown of her first marriage.
Years later, she remarried Alexandre De Mayer, but the relationship didn’t last.
When did the new season of American Pickers premiere?
The new season of American Pickers premiered on January 25 on the History Channel.
The show is currently on its 22nd installment. Episodes air Mondays at 8pm ET.
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