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New business Q&A- Treese's Treasures

October 12, 2003|by

Owner: Trica M. Stopowski.

Address: 104 N. Church St., Sharpsburg.

Opening date: May 15.

Products and services: Consignment store - furniture, antiques, collectibles, works by local crafters and artisans, books, used clothing (lots of designer).

Market area: Tri-State area, Sharpsburg, Keedysville, Boonsboro, Shepherdstown and Hagerstown.

How did you get into your business or what motivated you to start it? "I felt there was a need in this area for a consignment store. I am a firm believer in recycling, and this is a way for people to sell their over abundance of stuff. My mother was a yard sale/auction nut and she loved collecting and selling. It is in my blood."

Previous business experience: "Lots of retail management. Five years with Wild Bird Center."

Number of employees: One.

Hours: Closed Monday and Tuesday; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

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Telephone: 301-432-0404.

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