“It’s a great conversation piece,” he said.
Other interesting pieces include a collapsible dress form, rectangular stained-glass window and a large three-piece entertainment center.
The business and its sister company, the Antique and Variety Mall at 12 Margaret St., are both owned by Steve Brodi of Bridge Street Auction. Brodi said he’s a firm believer in downtown Plattsburgh.
“Downtown is a hub for stores and shops catering to one-of-a-kind items,” he said.
Brodi said Furniture and Decor provides a nice alternative to the Antique and Variety Mall, which has a focus on collectible, antique and flea market-type items.
The city is a great place to have a business, Brodi said, partly due to affordable electric rates.
He said some of his customers come to the area from out of town, spend two nights and attend both the Saturday on-site and Sunday in-house auctions. Those same shoppers visit a number of other businesses while in the area, Brodi said.
“They don’t favor the big-box stores. They love the hunt, the search for unique items,” Brodi said. “Downtown Plattsburgh is the place for that.”
Plattsburgh Mayor Donald Kasprzak said he is pleased to see the space once again occupied by a business as well as upstairs apartments.
“I am very pleased that downtown investment continues. The more confidence people have in Plattsburgh, the better it is for everybody,” he said. “As we move ahead, it’s a very positive step in the right direction.”
Furniture and Decor is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Cash, checks and major credit cards are accepted.
For more information, call 324-4655.
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