Elkin Antiques grand opening on Sunday

Darcie DyerStaff Writer

November 8, 2012

Elkin Antiques and Collectibles Mall will host a grand opening celebration Sunday, Nov. 11 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the store’s location at 131 South Bridge St. in Elkin.

The event will include food, live music, vintage cars, book signings and door prizes.

Elkin Antiques and Collectibles Mall officially opened for business Oct. 1.

Owner Teresa Houston, of Traphill, said the mall currently has 15 vendors and is seeking more.

“We do two different types of spaces; a 4 feet wide by 7 feet tall shelving unit, and we do floor space as well that’s by the square foot,” Houston said.

The cost to rent a shelf space is $25 a month, and floor space is $1 per square foot. Houston charges 10 percent commission on vendors’ sales.

Anyone interested in renting a shelf or floor space can contact Houston at 526-3000 or 244-2636.

Houston said it is her own love of antiques and collectibles that inspired her to buy the building and open it as an antique mall.

“I have been a collector for quite a while and Ricky [her boyfriend] is working down there too, and he’s a collector as well,” said Houston. “I thought real estate would be a good way to go, so after I talked it over with him, we decided that buying this building would be a good investment for myself and also for the town of Elkin.”

Reach Darcie Dyer at 835-1513 or ddyer@heartlandpublications.com.