The Columbus Dispatch

Antique shop has new owner with long history

- Taijuan Moorman

Antique shop Eclectique­s Antique Mall has changed in ownership, and with that are plans for a renovation and refreshed approach.

The Clintonvil­le antique store at 3265 N. High St. first opened 30 years ago.

The shop boasted 40 vendors offering antiques, furniture, vintage clothing, homewares, found and quirky objects, and more, in addition to a curated selection of jewelry, art, textiles and handmade pieces by local artisans and designers.

The owner for the last 10 years, Regis Hudock, passed away last fall.

The store is now owned by Abbey Simeral, who has been a vendor for Eclectique­s for four years. Her family owns the massive Heart of Ohio Antique Center in Springfiel­d, so she's been around the antique business her whole life, she said. She inquired with Hudock's family about the store, who ended up selling the antique mall.

“My dad was like one of the forefront antique guys in the industry. And he had just passed in June,” said Simeral. “And then with Regis passing in the fall, I kind of felt, not obligated, but inclined to take it on.”

The store will close on March 1 for renovation­s. Simeral thought the mall could use a refresh, including everything from new paint and flooring to a new point-of-sale system.

Simeral said many vendors have been there for a decade or even since the mall first opened. She plans to reopen the mall in May with a larger selection of booths, keeping just under half of the previous vendors while adding many more.

“It'll be like a really nice mix of antiques in general, from mid-century modern to primitive to Americano, industrial, full guard – all different types of design will be exemplifie­d within each booth,” said Simeral. tmoorman@dispatch.com @Taijuannic­hole

 ?? PHOTOS KYLE ROBERTSON/COLUMBUS DISPATCH ?? Abbey Simeral is the new owner of Eclectique­s Antiques Mall in Clintonvil­le.
PHOTOS KYLE ROBERTSON/COLUMBUS DISPATCH Abbey Simeral is the new owner of Eclectique­s Antiques Mall in Clintonvil­le.
 ?? ?? Eclectique­s Antiques Mall in Clintonvil­le is under new ownership.
Eclectique­s Antiques Mall in Clintonvil­le is under new ownership.
 ?? ?? Eclectique is closing at the end of the month for renovation­s and hopes to reopen in May.
Eclectique is closing at the end of the month for renovation­s and hopes to reopen in May.

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