AMERICAN Pickers star Mike Wolfe showed fans around the inside of his Nashville store, Antique Archeology, after they slammed his ex-cohost’s shop.
Fans previously ripped Frank Fritz’s Illinois antique shop as “cheap and tacky,” but called Mike’s store a “fan’s dream.”
Frank, 57, was fired from American Pickers a couple of months ago and has been in a two-year feud with his former co-star and longtime friend, Mike.
Now, Mike has been showing off more of the store that viewers seem to love so much, with some snaps on Instagram.
The History channel co-host posted a look at some of the goods he has available, lined up on tables and against the wall.
The shop has an earthy feel with wooden ceilings, beams, and furniture.
He captioned the post: “Quick! Call out the first pick that catches your eye. 👁🔍”
One of the main items to catch followers’ eyes was a giant sign that read, “Stocker’s Walk-Over Shoes.”
Fans pointed out a few other items that caught their eyes, including a license plate that says “Picker,” a Ralph Stanley sign, a Tydol globe, the Wayne County Fair sign, the House of Rust image, and more.
One excited follower asked if a specific item could be held for them because they loved it so much.
“I want to buy that gas globe when I arrive in two weeks!! 😃👏🏼😃” the user said.
Luckily for the prospective buyer, Antique Archaeology replied: “We can help you with that! 🙌”
While Mike owns Antique Archaeology in Nashville, Tennessee, Frank runs Frank Fritz Finds in Savannah, Illinois.
Frank’s reviews from customers are mostly negative, as one Google review from last month read: “Save yourself from this place. It is an extremely small antique store that you need to enter through a restaurant.”
Another customer wrote on Google a couple of months ago: “Frank. As an antique shop you should be embarrassed. Make it like Antique Archaeology. Or tell people it’s closed. Embarrassing.”
One Yelp review from April read: “Stopped by because watch the show a lot… Antique part seems going downhill.”
Some other customers were pleased, though, as one wrote on Google reviews: “Excellent place to find stuff you’re looking for! Helpful and pleasant people!”
A second said last year: “Exactly what you would expect from an antique store. I really liked that there where things from his finds and the prices were not crazy…”
The Sun previously reported the business license for Frank’s company, FFF Holdings, LLC, was dissolved in December 2017.
According to the Illinois Secretary of State, the business was created in July 2010.
The business was dissolved because no annual report was filed for 2017.
Though Frank currently has no active business license, his store is still up and running.
Frank last appeared on American Pickers during a March 2020 episode, as he took time off to recover from back surgery, which left him with 185 stitches and two rods in his spine.
Mike revealed in July that Frank has been fired from the show amid their ongoing feud.
Frank previously told The Sun he is now hoping for his own spinoff show.
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