A brand new vintage mall – River’s Edge Antiques & Collectibles – is ready to open Saturday in St.
The 16,000-square-foot constructing, situated at 338 Second St., was bought by Brenda Henry and her husband Tim after they moved from Columbus, Ohio, to be nearer to their grandchildren dwelling in Sistersville.
Henry mentioned that along with promoting lots of their antiques, they’re additionally renting out area to distributors to promote antiques and collectibles. The primary two flooring of the three-story brick constructing are dedicated to antiques and vendor area. The third ground might be used for leisure, such because the Diner Comedy Membership, homicide thriller reveals, and extra from subsequent yr.
“We’ve many books already. It’s fairly thrilling,” she mentioned.
Henry mentioned a Fifties-themed ice cream and soda store would even be on the primary ground.
Henry mentioned that she and her husband grew up with moms amassing antiques, which led to the thought of opening the store. Henry is a retired nurse and Tim, he mentioned, is a retired Columbus enterprise proprietor.
He famous the group – which incorporates St. Mary’s Metropolis Council, St. Mary’s Chamber of Commerce and different companies – has been extremely supportive of the store and his concepts,
Together with bringing tour buses to St. Mary’s.
“Tim and I went to a commerce present in Cleveland, Ohio. We’ve a variety of bookings and there is a variety of curiosity in tour buses coming into city. Once we get tour dates, we go together with companies to be prepared Coordinating,” she mentioned.
“Tim gave a presentation and it blew everybody’s socks off. He instructed them St. Mary’s is a neat historic city. There is a prepare observe working by the middle of city, it is proper over the Ohio River and also you Sternwheeler and barge could be seen.
The store will provide experiences throughout particular occasions and holidays, in addition to horse and buggy rides, Christmas carols, cookie change golf equipment, and extra.
“We wish to convey again the previous appeal within the St. Mary’s space,” Henry mentioned.
She mentioned she had bought the historic Baron’s Mansion in St. Mary’s to reside in and that they had been nearly carried out restoring it.
“It is an amazing alternative and it is one thing we each actually take pleasure in,” she mentioned of Vintage Mall.
He mentioned the constructing itself is large and has sufficient area to host no less than 400 distributors.
The grand opening ceremony of the brand new enterprise is scheduled to start at 9 am on Saturday.
There might be meals vehicles, sweet distributors and kettle corn. There may also be a petting zoo and pony rides within the courtyard and parking space.
He mentioned his grand opening coincides with OctoberFest celebrations going down at numerous venues and companies within the County of Nice, together with St. Mary’s and Belmont.
After the grand opening, the store’s common hours of operation might be from 10 a.m. to six p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 1-7 p.m. on Sundays and might be closed on Mondays.
Distributors who’re taken with renting area at River’s Edge can name Henry at 304-299-4697.