GLOVERSVILLE – The windows of a store at the Four Corners will soon be filled with antique items as Terry’s Antiques prepares for its return to the city after a short stint in Amsterdam.
The antiques store, ran by owners Terry and Carolyn Brundige, temporarily moved to Miller’s Plaza in Amsterdam-between Town and Country Meat and Cheese and Tru Colors Salon near the intersection of Route 30 and Maple Avenue.
Although the new location was about the same size and offered more vehicle traffic, Carolyn Brundige said walk-in traffic was limited compared to its location in downtown Gloversville and the display windows often weren’t visible for the fast moving traffic.
Carolyn Brundige said the historic structure of the building and downtown area in general will better serve the antique business than the modern store that housed the business in Amsterdam.
“I wasn’t that excited about the new location because we were going from a historical building to a modern building and I didn’t feel comfortable with the antiques being in the modern setting,” Carolyn Brundige said. “Plus, I really missed seeing the people I was accustomed to here.”
She said despite the move to a different county many of the customers who visited the Amsterdam store were actually previous customers and residents of the Glove Cities and Northville.
Carolyn Brundige said the owner of Two Great Guys contacted them from Brazil and asked what could be done to bring them back to their previous Main Street location.
In addition to the store – that was originally opened in 2007 -Brundige said they also will have additional storage space above the store for any items that can’t be displayed as well as new oak flooring that was recently installed by Two Great Guys, along with a fresh coat of paint and new ceiling tiles.
The opening date will depend on how quickly they can transport and set up inventory, although Carolyn Brundige said she expects the store will be able to greet customers in August. She said the store will host an official open house around mid-August when the store is fully stocked and operational.
Carolyn Brundige said the antique business has been slow, and the past year yielded lower profits than recent years. She credited that to the overall economy more than the financial state of the local area.
She explained today when people buy antiques, it is more often something they need rather than want such as dressers or other furniture items.
The store still will offer a selection of furniture, glassware, collectables and continue buying gold, sterling silver flatware, coins and jewelry, Carolyn Brundige said. The store hours will be Tuesdays through Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“It’s great to be back and I hope to see all of our former customers,” Terry Brundige said.
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