New flooring and a new ceiling exposing the original tin tiles of the building await those who enter the Iron Star Antiques and Such, 3 N. Main.
A recent renovation makes the shop appear more spacious.
“It looks huge now,” said ownerBarbara Trimbur. “We took out the acoustical ceiling, a dropped ceiling with fluorescent lights. (And)The flooring was coming apart.”
“I’ ve taken out two partitions, I’m using doors now for walls,” she said.” “It’s opened it up more.”
Ron Query was the contractor for the update.
Trimbur waited until the update was finished, last Friday, and is in the process of filling it back up again.
“I’ve just been to market in Dallas,” she said. “Mostly spring stuff and ordered Christmas things for the following Christmas.”
Most of the furnishings in the shop are repurposed, or renovated, she said.
She purchased the business 14 years ago from Yvonne Beck, and eight years ago purchased the building with the two storefronts from Steve McGinnis.
Trimbur has five merchandise consignees, with three of them: Yvonne, Karen and Kathy, working with her in the store.
“The three of them work to offset their rent and commission,” she said.
The store is open seven days a week, barring heavy snow or icy weather events. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.