Cole’s Antique Villa moving to Scottville

January 14, 2014
Sally and Jerry Cole

Sally and Jerry Cole

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.

SCOTTVILLE — Cole’s Antique Villa, which has been located in downtown Ludington for almost three decades, is moving its operation to the former Frick’s Old Country Store building in downtown Scottville in April. Neil Frick, who owned the Scottville business, passed away in July 2013. While the store sold antiques, it was also known as an unofficial museum of area memoriabilia.

“Neil was a very good friend of ours,” said Sally Cole, who owns Cole’s with her husband Jerry. “After he passed away we went to the building to meet with his family. We just knew that we needed to be in that building. We are not only moving our business there, we are also going to live in the upstairs apartment.”

Sally said she and Jerry have enjoyed their time in Ludington, but moving to Scottville just makes sense for them.

“We’ve been a centerpiece in Ludington’s commercial landscape for more than 27 years, and while we have treasured every one of those years the opportunity to set up shop in Scottville was one we just couldn’t pass up” says co-founder and store manager Sally Cole.

“We are very excited about Cole’s moving to Scottville,” said Scottville Main Street Manager Heather DeVries. “The Coles have many plans to improve the historic building and we appreciate that they have decided to relocate to downtown Scottville. As always, we are looking to a prosperous future and are grateful for every step forward.”

Sally said she and Jerry look forward to being part of the Scottville community and plan to get involved with the Main Street program.

Along with a core collection of antiques, which includes an array of fine furniture, a select group from Cole’s, many dealers are also making the move. These dealers include Gold Coast Collectables, Tim and Roni’s Elegant Junk, RJ and Me, Cat in the Cradle, Eternal Treasures , J + D Antiques, Victorian Antiques,  Drumlin Wood Antique Fishing Tackle and SDW Antiques .

Located at 120 North Main Street in downtown Scottville, the new Coles Antiques Villa  will feature 1,800 sq. feet of the  top quality, unique antiques  for which Coles has been known over the years.

Sally said many people have asked about all the antiques that Frick had in his collection. She said a large majority of the items were taken to an auction house in Ann Arbor and will be sold in April through Showtime Auctions. However, she and Jerry will be conducting an estate sale with the rest of the collection at the building, located at the corner of Main Street and Broadway Avenue, on March 21, 22 and 23.

She said they also will continue to conduct business at their Ludington location, at the corner of Ludington Avenue and William Street, through March. They will then transition into the Scottville building and plan on opening in April.

 

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