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Pictured outside Antique to Chic, from left: Russ Piper, Jackie Carbone, JoAnn Simon, Judy Munzi, Patti Tweed and Judi Muoio.
Pictured outside Antique to Chic, from left: Russ Piper, Jackie Carbone, JoAnn Simon, Judy Munzi, Patti Tweed and Judi Muoio.

Antique to Chic marks 10 years in Lewiston

by jmaloni
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 11:10 am

Left of Center by Joshua Maloni

Lewiston will celebrate 10 years of “old to new and everything in between,” as Antique to Chic marks a decade in business at 536 Center St.

The co-op will hold a “birthday party” – complete with party favors, sweet treats, giveaways and a chance to win a gift certificate – from Thursday, Feb. 2, through Sunday, Feb. 5. Co-owner Judy Munzi added, “As always, there will be great deals, seasonal markdowns and special sale items.”

Antique to Chic was started by some of the former The Country Doctor co-op partners.

Munzi explained, “We have no owners ... just a dedicated, talented team of dealers who share the work and each contribute their expertise and creativity to offer a truly one-of-a-kind shopping experience.

“The shop currently has 11 vendors with diverse styles and artistry. The result is a store brimming with variety, from antique finds, quality furniture and hand-crafted or repurposed items … alongside vintage collectibles, original artwork, lots of jewelry, accessories, high-quality clothing and contemporary décor.

“The shop also features a great selection of outdoor garden décor in an area located outside our back door. Weather-permitting, this backyard is the perfect place to find items to enhance gardens and outdoor living areas.

“The customers’ experience ranges from a nostalgic stroll to finding the perfect gift, a new wreath for the door, a bedside table or a hat for a (Kentucky) Derby party. Whether you are redecorating, suffering from cabin fever, or just need to treat yourself, this is a great time to find something fresh to lighten the season.”

Antique to Chic interior photos. (Submitted)


Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Pauly said, “Ten years is a great milestone to celebrate! It is so nice to see a collective group of co-op vendors work together to create 10 years of a wonderful retail experience for customers. The store has a little bit of everything, and has adapted to all of the changes businesses have been thrown over the last decade. Congratulations Antique to Chic!”

Munzi recognizes that, to still be in business after 10 years – particularly with the coronavirus and supply chain issues of this decade – is a significant landmark most business owners miss.

“It means a lot, especially because of the loyalty of the vendors,” she said. “I mean, there have been times over the years that we had a lot of empty spaces, and then we find new people. And just with all the change, and then the pandemic, everybody just really pulled together. So, it means a lot can still be here. It really does.

“We were part of Country Doctor back in the beginning, too. So, it means a lot to maintain our retail business on Center Street, too. We have great landlords, who have supported us to do that. And that means a lot, too, because, as you know, it's dwindling on Center Street. …

“The pandemic – people were loyal. The customers were loyal. I think they saw us as a safe place to go. We didn't have crowds, but we had a steady trickle of people who came in and kept us going. And this past year’s the best year we've had.”

The anniversary party is taking place because the co-op team members “want to thank all of our friends and customers who have supported us in so many ways,” Munzi said. “At Antique to Chic, you can count on finding the unexpected, whether it's a reminder of your past or something you didn’t know you needed.”

Antique to Chic is open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 717-754-2277.

Antique to Chic interior photos. (Submitted)

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