Be warned: step inside Al’s Emporium and you may be gone some time. It’s only been open at the beautiful Piece Hall since 2018, but already this amazing place has become a Halifax institution; a must for anyone looking for something unique, beautiful, nostalgic or just plain weird, whether it’s for themselves or as a gift with a difference.
Al and Simone first opened their wonderful collection in Todmorden back in 2015, just before the catastrophic Boxing Day floods. In fact, they donated much of their store’s furniture stock to people whose homes had been devastated. In 2018 they moved the business to Halifax and have never looked back. Today, the Emporium showcases antiques, nick-nacks, collectables, furniture and much, much more, from over 100 independent ‘micro-business’ sellers.