Monday, October 3, 2011

I can just see this guy twisting his mustache!

There aren't many things about the antique's business that I don't find amusing on one level or another.   An antiques shop closing after more than 25 years in business, so a building can be used for what the owner mistakenly perceives as a more "gentrified" or  "upscale" use is definitely one of them.

That's what's happening to long time friend and antiques dealer Belinda Heise, who along with her Mother Gloria Chappell, own COBWEBS ANTIQUES.  After almost 25 years, her landlord has given Belinda a rather villainous 30 day's notice to close her business, so he can turn the space into an "art gallery".  Most likely, stucco and schlock art, which passes for "upscale" these days. 

Enough of a rant.  Anyway, as in most calamities, one persons loss becomes another's gain. The situation is forcing Belinda & Gloria to liquidate the contents of their shop, with a whopping 50% off sale.  If you haven't been to Cobwebs, take a look. Here's their page from the New Century collector website "inside information" section.

As you can see, the joint is stuffed with vintage jewelry, glassware and goodies.  And of course they have plenty of their trademark "star wars" collectibles.  Sale starts on Thursday October 6th, and will continue until they have to pack up and get out.  Lets all go down and help Belinda clear the shelves.  

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