Husband and wife duo John and Terri Kelly celebrated a soft opening of Salem Antique Market on Monday, Jan. 21, in the building that originally housed Lawrence’s Market. In fact, a sign original to Lawrence’s greets customers at the door when they come into the fully refurbished store.
The Kellys will host a grand opening for the business on Friday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. The celebration will be open to dealers, members of the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce and the public.
Salem Antique Market specializes in antiques, primitives (antique reproductions, for those not in the know) and collectables, and features 39 booths for dealers, with a large consignment area in the back of the store.
Additionally, two of the dealers already renting booth space at the Market will begin hosting classes in the coming months. Aubrey Lester, an expert on glassware, will teach glass classes, while Cathy Greer will teach felting classes (for more information about Cathy’s classes, email her directly at email@example.com).
The Kellys have owned the building for some time. It sat empty for about a year, Terri says, while she and John figured out what to do with it. Response to the Market has been positive–there is already a waiting list for booths, according to Terri.
Salem Antique Market is located at 2700 W. Main St. in Salem, on the corner of Diuguids Lane and Main St. The store is open seven days a week: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, call the store at 540-389-6559 or visit their Facebook page.