It’s been 20 years since Golden Bee Antiques opened its hidden oasis in Downtown Westfield.

“We have a very wide variety of merchandise with something for every collector or gift giving occasion,” explained the shop’s owner, Pat Vivinetto.

Tucked into the parking lot behind Bovella’s, it’s kinda like a store that’s facing the wrong way, almost ignoring busy East Broad Street.

But, despite its quirky orientation and address, the antique dealer remains a favorite for locals and visitors alike.

“What a great find!!! The owner Pat is so delightful and knowledgeable – I could have stayed forever” posted Linda B of Bergen County in an online Yelp review. “Make sure you have lots of time to seek out the goodies – she has so much there.”

To celebrate its two decades in business, Golden Bee Antiques is having a 20% off sale through June 1.

According to the Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC), who’s helping to spread the word about their anniversary sale, since fellow antique dealer Betty Gallagher retired and closed her store recently {the shuttered antique dealer across from the Town Bookstore}, some people think that Golden Bee has closed too.

“This is not the case,” the DWC explained in a recent newsletter. “They remain open and eager to continue to serve the Westfield community!”

The store, officially located at 141A East Broad Street, is only accessible from the Prospect Street parking lot.

Happy hunting!

Photo courtesy Yelp.