The Mercantile Opens Doors in Downtown Piqua

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Visitors to downtown Piqua may have noticed a new shopping opportunity in the 400 block of N. Main Street.  ‘The Mercantile’ opened its doors in early December and has taken over space previously occupied by the Baby Bump store.  The new store is owned by long-time Piqua residents Steve and Mindy Greggerson.

“We opened the store as a way to give back to the Piqua community.” Said owner Steve Greggerson. “We knew that when we opened a store we wanted it to be downtown and on Main Street.” he added.  The store features antique and vintage items along with new primitive and home décor items in a beautifully arranged retail space.

The furniture and antique items in the store have been purchased from local collectors, auctions and area estate sales. Prior to this location the Greggerson’s had a booth in the Ken Mar Antique mall in the 300 block of N. Main for four to five years until they decided to venture out on their own and open their own store.

“We want to be able to make enough money to cover expenses and go buy more stuff” said Steve Greggerson.

The vintage items and primitives are a mix of old and brand new with a selection of home décor treasures including wreaths, bowls and unique collector items.

Visitors to the store will also find Carnival and Fenton Glass, vintage mixing bowls, figurines and both large and small antique furniture items that suit most any room or décor.

The Mercantile is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and information about the store can be found by searching for Mindy’s Mercantile on Main on Facebook.

 

 


Lorna Swisher

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