West End Architectural Salvage, Des Moines

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#10 of 22 in Shopping in Iowa
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  • July 19, 2017
    I have no other way to describe this. It's a salvage yard in a nice building with prices quadruple of what you would find in a real salvage yard. I knew it was insane when I ran across a 1990's era CP...  more »
  • June 21, 2017
    Wonderful and fascinating collections show a tour into the past while also showing useful and creative ways to decorate now. A great coffee shop too!  more »
  • April 19, 2017
    I love to tour this building to see all of the unusual items. Small are as small as salt and pepper shakers. Others are as large as movie marquee signs or car hoods or church Stan glass windows or 14 ...  more »
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  • March 27, 2017
    I love this place, we just had our wedding reception at West End Salvage. I cannot say enough about the great staff. From the moment we walked into browse, to see if this was the venue for us. Don and his staff were amazing. They were so accommodating to every want and need. The bar staff was completely on their game, and took great care of us. We had so many compliments on what a neat venue it was and fun the night was. Don and his staff make magic happen! I will be recommending them to anyone and everyone who needs to hold an event.
  • January 25, 2017
    This place is a MUST SEE in Des Moines. They are well-known and for good reason - they carry an incredible amount of antiques from tables and chairs to glassware, parts of airplanes, chandeliers, and so much more. I once saw a cow hide covered full bedroom set there! People from all over send their "old stuff" to West End and they stage it beautifully across their FOUR floors! Yes, there is that much to look at! If you are looking for unique pieces to outfit your home with, definitely look here. Even if you don't buy anything you'll still enjoy looking around. They also operate as a coffee shop by day and wine/event venue by night. I enjoy bringing my laptop and working there (just like Starbucks, but a more unique/authentic atmosphere). Once a year, they put on an event called "Indulge - a Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Affair" to which I've been going the last 2 years. This event always sells out so get your tickets online early. It's just like it sounds - you enjoy wine, cheese, and chocolate goodies as you shop. It's fabulous. And the staff is top notch. Nothing but friendly and helpful. Love this place, and can't wait to go back soon! Cheers!
  • April 6, 2017
    I held my wedding reception at West End Salvage and I have nothing but good things to say. In addition to being a comfortable and cool venue, Denise and her staff were incredibly easy to work with and took care of all the little things so that my family and guests could simply relax and enjoy ourselves. Extremely professional and pleasant. I may have to get married again so that I can repeat the experience!
  • June 23, 2017
    Wide selection! Lots of "created" item that are not original. Over priced on most items. Cool and funky.
  • July 9, 2017
    Love the pieces here (not so much the 'created' pieced). However, the pricing was wasasy too high.

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