The building that was once a church at 223 E. Atwood St., was bustling with activity on Tuesday morning as customers made their way into the newest store in town, Things Treasured.
The consignment shop opened its doors Monday and will be offering the community a chance to buy quality items at affordable prices.
“Everyone has money issues these days. We wanted to open a shop where people can bring their items to sell to others who can repurpose them,” said owner Larry Hadamuscin said.
Hadamuscin said that many people lived on a fixed budget.
“Especially older people who do not sell things online and do not want strangers coming to their home to purchase an item. This is a way for them to sell the items they no longer have use for in a safe and easy way,” Hadamuscin said.
Stephanie Inman, who will be managing the store, said many consignment shops end up being similar to garage sales.
“Our shop will be different in the fact that we are selling quality items such as antiques, collectibles, everyday household items, some clothing. We even have a guy that may be bringing in a Harley Davidson motorcycle to sell,” Inman said.
Inman said that when someone brings in an item to sell, she will research the item to come up with the best price.
“I will print out the paperwork and that will be displayed with the item so customers will know how much the item is selling for other places and the details of the item,” Inman said.
Inman said the fee amount charged to the seller will be determined based on each individual item.
Lisa Domro and her friend, Randy Eusey, came to the grand opening of the store that included food, drinks and face painting for the little ones.
“I love that this shop opened. There are so many unique things you can find at a shop like this,” said Domro while Eusey, a toy collector, was checking out a vintage Mork from Ork doll.
Inman said a ribbon cutting by the Galion Chamber of Commerce will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
“We will have refreshments and the face painting again that day,” said Inman.
Hadamuscin said free coffee will be offered at the store every day.
“We want people to come in, look around, and enjoy a free cup of coffee,” said Hadamuscin.
Things Treasured is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. The store is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays.
For more information, call Stephanie at 419-462-1144.
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