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New business spotlight - Unique antiques sold here

December 14, 2008

Name of business: American Heritage Antiques

Owners: Shannon and Chad Lemen

Address: 41 N. Conococheague St., Williamsport

Opening date: July 1

Products and services: Antiques and collectibles such as cast iron, glassware, kitchen primitives, pottery, lamps, railroad items, clocks, coins, hand-painted seasonal crafts, Longaberger and many other unique and hard-to-find items.

Market area: Williamsport, Hagerstown, Martinsburg, W.Va., Chambersburg, Pa., and surrounding areas

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "We both enjoy antiques and decided to take it to the next level and open our own shop. We had previously rented space in other antique malls.

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"We are now buying partial or whole estates and individual items."

Previous business experience: "Shannon managed a family-owned deli business for 10 years, which helped form a good business mind and knowledge of bookkeeping."

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.; closed Monday

Phone number: 301-223-7555

E-mail address: ahantiques@comcast.net

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