By BRENDAN KIRBY
SHARPSBURG - The Board of Zoning Appeals Tuesday voted unanimously to approve zoning exceptions that would allow three antique shops to open in town.
The three proposed stores are:
- An antique shop in a shed behind 205 W. Main St., the home of Richard Smith. The store will sell late 19th-century and 20th-century English and Scottish art, figurines and pottery, Smith said. It will be open Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment.
- A Civil War memorabilia shop in the old Osborne Funeral Home at 101 W. Main Street. Proprietors Wayne S. Martz and Donald E. Stoops said they will sell antique guns, books and relics. It will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Stoops said.
- A shop that will sell "high quality" crafts, small antiques and collectibles. The store will operate at 100 E. Main St., home of a former video store, and will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the week with shorter weekend hours, said property owner Ronald. L. Milburn.
The appeals board quickly approved the special exceptions. Residents who attended the meeting did not express opposition to the proposals.