Alameda Sun: Michaan's Expands, August 9 , 2012


Alan Michaan, above, celebrated the opening of his new Monarch Street showroom last Friday. The building that houses the showroom is on Alameda Point near his monthly antiques fair. "This new showroom takes our auction house to a completely new level," Michaan said. "It is a beautiful, open, well-lit selling space that will allow us to expand the auction from about 2,000 lots to 3,000 or 4,000 lots." Michaan said that the showroom's new location is also more convenient for his patrons; it's right next door to his antiques fair parking lot, allowing shuttle service to and from the fair and the auction house. Michaan's Auctions hosts the antiques fair, now in its 14th year at Alameda Point, the first Sunday of every month. The next fair will open at 6 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 2. Michaan's auctions sometimes attract international attention while the monthly antiques fair draws thousands to Alameda Point. Michaan is also well known for owning the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland.