By Marty Trese, KnoxPages.com Editor
MOUNT VERNON – What’s old is new again as a new antiques and collectibles store opened downtown Tuesday morning. Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors, fellow downtown business persons, friends and family were all on hand as Crickets opened at 120 S. Main St. next door to the recently reopened Alcove restaurant.
Crickets partners from left Cindy Sperry, Ann Hudson, Barbara Gibson, Laurie Duchesne, Ann Laudeman. A 6th partner, Perry Brokaw not pictured - KP Photo by Marty Trese
Vendors will be selling antiques, jewelry, primitives, vintage period items,
curios, books, art objects, toys and more.
Several local vendors have come together as Crickets partners. They are Ann Hudson, Barbara Gibson, Ann Laudeman, Cindy Sperry, Laurie Duchesne, and Perry Brokaw. Laudeman says more vendors are being sought. Consignments are not being taken right now and the store will not be a flea market. For now, there are several vendor spaces filling the first floor, and there is room for expansion on the space’s second floor. The building is owned by Mark Ramser.
Laudeman said, "It’s great to be downtown. You get a busy feeling with people coming and contributing, making a difference in the community.”
Laudeman says all the vendors are local and items are likely all from local homes.
Vendor Mary Stream says she has been selling antiques since 1987. She said, “It [Crickets] is wonderful. Mount Vernon needs something like this for shopping and visiting.”
Crickets will be open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Vendors interested in more information about Crickets may call Ann Hudson at 740-397-3565.