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Paid Content by Town Center Antiques – Making Berlin the Antique Capital of the Eastern Shore


YOU? WE ALREADY KNOW THAT BERLIN IS THE COOLEST SMALL TOWN BUT IT HAS ANOTHER DISTINCTION THE ANTI CAPITAL OF THE EASTERN SHORE AND WITH THREE GIANT STORES FILLED WITH THOUSANDS OF TREASURES FROM HUNDREDS OF VENDORS IT’S NO WONDER WE STOPPED BY ONE OF THOSE STORES AND FOUND OUT HOW EASY IT IS TO GO IN. AND GET LOST IN YESTERYEAR BILL OUT AND SAYS SELLING ANTIQUES WAS A FAMILY BUSINESS BUT HE GOT A LATE START AFTER HIS DREAM OF OPENING AN ART GALLERY AFTER RETIREMENT DIDN’T QUITE WORK OUT WE HAD A NICE LITTLE RECESSION. DROVE ME OUT OF THE ART BUSINESS BUT MY PARENTS HAD AN ANTIQUE STORE AND THEY WERE STILL GOING STRONG SO I SAID I THINK I MIGHT OPEN AN ANTIQUE STORE AND THAT ONE STORE TURNED INTO THREE I’VE TAKEN OVER MY PARENTS STORE AND OPEN TO MORE HERE IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA BERLIN ITSELF ALL THREE STORES ARE WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF EACH OTHER AND DOWNTOWN BERLIN PITT STREET ANTIQUES TOWN CENTRE ANTIQUES AND UPTOWN ANTIQUES BILL SAYS IT WAS A WAY TO REALLY CAPTURE THE DIVERSITY THE STORES OFFER THAT DIVERSITY COMES FROM THE VENDORS WHO HAVE BOOTS AND EACH OF THE STORES? THERE DEALERS OF THEIR OWN RIGHT THEY GO OUT ALL OVER DELMARVA STARTING WITH GRAHAM MOMS ATTIC TO FLEA MARKETS YARD SALES THE STATE CELLS AUCTIONS ONLINE AND IN PERSON AND THEY JUST GO OUT ALL OVER THE PLACE AND FIND THINGS. AND THEY PUT THEIR TREASURES IN HERE WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO COME ALONG AND SAYING THIS IS THE TREASURER I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR THE ANTIQUES ARE THERE BUT THERE’S ALSO SO MUCH MORE WE HAVE BRANCH BEYOND ANTIQUES BILL SAYS MOST OF THE VENDORS CARRY SOME SORT OF NOTICABLE THEMED ITEMS FROM CAST IRON MERMAIDS TO SIGNS AND WAL-MART. ALL KINDS OF CLASS WHERE ALL KINDS OF TREASURES COINS HE SAYS PEOPLE WERE PICKING UP PIECES AND GIVING THEM THE POPULAR WORN LOOK USING PAINT THAT CAN ALSO BE FOUND THERE WE HAVE A DISTRIBUTOR OF DIXIE BELT CHALK PAINT AND ONE OF OUR STORES AND SHE GIVES LESSONS HERE. ABOUT ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH NOW FOR PEOPLE LEARNING TO TAKE AN OLD PIECE OF FURNITURE AND CHANGE IT INTO THE COLOR THEY WANT AND YOU KNOW THEY’RE ARTWORK AND THEIR ARTISTIC TALENT GO RIGHT TO IT. AND NEXT THING YOU KNOW THEY HAVE A TREASURE TO PUT IN THEIR HOUSE AND THEN THERE ARE THE COLLECTIBLES BILL SAYS IF YOU CAN COLLECT IT. THEY HAVE IT WEDDING PLANNERS COME HERE AND GET ALL KINDS OF THINGS TO TO PUT ON THEIR TABLES LIKE MASON JARS OR SOME FORM OF FACE THAT THEY WILL DISPLAY ALL THE FLOWERS OR TRIBUTES THAT THEY HAVE ON THE TABLE TO MAKE IT UNIQUE TO THEIR WEDDING SOME TREASURIES ARE UNIQUE TO THE EASTERN SHORE. CARVER’S HAVE BEEN ON THE EASTERN SHORE FOREVER THAT’S A TRADE THAT GOES UP AND DOWN THE COAST BUT HERE’S A NICE POCKET THAT PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ACTUALLY COMING GET OYSTER CANS YOU KNOW ONE MORE THAN 10 OR 15 YEARS AGO WE USED TO GO OUT AND SHOOT HIM IN THE BACKYARD BUT NOW PEOPLE ARE COLLECTING THEM AND IT’S NOT TRIVIAL DOLLARS THAT THEY’RE ATTAINING THESE CANCER ACTUALLY SOME ARE IN THE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS NOW THE VISITORS TO ANY OF THE THREE STORES CAN TAKE A PIECE OF BERLIN HOME WITH THEM I STARTED WITH T-SHIRTS AND SWEATSHIRTS IN A GROWING THE BUSINESS INTO ALL KINDS OF SOUVENIRS THAT PEOPLE CAN TAKE HOME AND OF COURSE I HAD THE SWEATSHIRTS AND HATS AND T SHIRTS BUT WE ALSO HAVE LIKE KNIVES THAT HAVE BERLIN ON IT OYSTER KNIVES THAT HAVE BERLIN ON CUTTING BOARDS THAT PEOPLE CAN USE IN THEIR KITCHENS BILL SAYS HE REALLY ENJOY SPENDING HIS DAYS IN THE STORES SEEING WHAT OTHER PEOPLE FINE BUT HE ALSO ENJOYS GETTING OUT AND BEING ON THE HUNT HIMSELF I’VE SEEN A LOT OF DOUGH MORE OF THAT NORMALLY I WOULD HAVE NEVER SEEN OR OR TRAVELED TO THAT ONE FOR THAT SO I ENJOY IT. I FIND IT VERY REWARDING AS MY SECOND CAREER. AND WE MENTIONED HOW BERLIN IS THE ANTIQUE CAPITAL OF EASTERN SHELL SURE BILL IS CREATING AN ANTIQUE TRAIL THAT PEOPLE CAN FOLLOW THAT TAKES THEM FROM BERLIN THROUGHOUT DELMARVA TO HIT ON SOME OF THE BEST ANTIQUE SHOPS AROUND AGAIN AWAY BERLIN IS WORKING WITH OTHER SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS. JUST

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